Sat navs lead to strange incidents

Sat navs have led to a string of strange incidents including an old people's home receiving a bouncy castle and a driver heading for Tunbridge Wells arriving instead at London Bridge, a survey has revealed.

The poll for the motoring.co.uk website also discovered that one motorist was told by his device that he was driving on water, while another incident saw guests at a wedding sent to the wrong church.

Another motorist wanting to get to the coast arrived in a farmyard full of sheep.

The incident involving the bouncy castle was because the motorist had keyed in a digit of the postcode wrongly.

The poll also revealed that 56% of people questioned had shouted at their sat nav, while 79% had had "regular conversations" with their gadget.

The number of women who had found themselves in a field instead of the destination they intended was 20%, while the figure for men was 30%.

People enjoy the sat nav voices of Julie Walters, Billy Connolly and Nigella Lawson and would rather not listen to Baroness Thatcher, Simon Cowell or Catherine Tate, the survey found.

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