Another week, another sat nav related incident. Once again we find that the trusty sat nav is perhaps not so trusty after all. A couple in Romsey have seen their garden wall flattened by a lorry for the second time in as many years. Susan and Roy Wood have blamed sat navs for the increase in lorries through their narrow estate. “We’ve lived here 19 years and didn’t have any problems until the invention of sat navs,” said Roy.
The Woods have now called upon highway chiefs to introduce signs warning drivers some of the local roads are unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles. Although this is a local incident of little national significance, the issue of heavy goods vehicles finding themselves on unsuitable roads is an increasing problem in the UK. Perhaps more small villages should adopt an ‘Ignore your sat nav’ sign similar to the one in Exton, Leicestershire.