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Japanese tourists follow SatNav tips and try driving to an island

by | 17th, March 2012

SAT NAV Disaster Story of The Day features three Japanese tourists who followed their car’s instructions and ended up in the waters of Moreton Bay, Australia.

The trio were heading to North Stradbroke Island. But tides and poor GPS advice caused their Hyundai Getz to get stuck 500 metres into the bay. The Sat Nav omitted to highlight the 15 kilometres of water and mud between the mainland and the island.

Yuzu Noda, 21, tells the Bayside Bulletin that he had been listening to the GPS and “it told us we could drive down there. It kept saying it would navigate us to a road. We got stuck . . . there’s lots of mud.”

Yuzu, Tomonari Saeki, 22, and Keita Osada, 21, were saved.

The three holidaymakers are eyeing big futures fronting Japan’s version of Top Gear. But Yuku will have to turn his hair into site of special scientific interest and say controversial things to a deadline if he wants to be Clarkson, and his mates will have to brush up on making jokes based on racial stereotypes…

Spotter: Arbroath



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