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When Google Maps indicates one-way directions!

In some cities, the itineraries of the application advise to take lanes in the wrong direction, which is problematic…

Even if you dedicate a blind trust in your GPS, you better take a step back and judge some situations for yourself. In any case, this is what emerges from the latest experiences of certain users, such as in Rennes, to whom Google Maps advised to take one-way lanes

Google Maps goes off the rails…

Indeed, the route proposed by the GPS application did not respect the Highway Code, which nevertheless seems to be the basis of such a device. Some users had a few cold sweats when they realized the dangers involved. Finding oneself in the wrong direction can be extremely dangerous, in addition to exposing us to fine of 135 euros.

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The example of Rennes

According to a local newspaper, News RennesGoogle Maps requires users to to cross prohibited directions, or even to take routes which are however prohibited to vehicles. Difficult to discern right from wrong while driving…. In the tweet below, a user is in downtown Rennes, along the quays of the Vilaine, and the proposed route is not really updated:

@acturennes Following this route can cost you dearly! #rennes #car #googlemaps ♬ City noise – Blond skies

By following the GPS, the driver should cross two prohibited portions, namely the new Restricted Traffic Zone (ZTL) and a one-way street. Apple’s Maps and Waze applications take into account the ZTL but not that of Google. By following the recommended route, you will incur two fines (35 euros for having traveled in the ZTL and 135 euros, as well as 4 points on the driving license, for the wrong way).

You should know that municipalities have nothing to do with the routes offered by GPS applications. However, the ZTLs were indicated by the mayor in order to carry out the changes. Waze reacted but not Google, which is a problem today. In any case, even if being guided by a GPS is pleasant, take a good look at the signs, . It will be much more reliable!

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