Garda Superintendent tells "computer nerds" to turn off sat navs while driving 5 years ago

Garda Superintendent tells "computer nerds" to turn off sat navs while driving

Those damn computer nerds spoiling it for everyone.

Garda Superintendent John Ferris started his sentence with "We have computer nerds..." when talking about driving safety. That was enough for us.

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In fairness, his concern was genuine for motorists who use sat navs on roads they've been diverted to after flooding. Instead, Ferris wants drivers to focus more on the road signs provided by An Garda Síochána.

“We have computer nerds or people who won’t use common sense and they’re following the satellite navigation system, and it tells them to turn this way and turn that way, and they’re ignoring the road signs that An Garda Síochána and Local Authorities have agreed”, said the Superintendent.

“We’ve identified a safe route. The satellite system won’t tell you how much water’s on the road, it won’t tell you what’s safe.

“So basically, it’s very simple – follow the signs.”

Gardaí have also issued an additional general warning for drivers to slow down on the roads after the recent flooding, with various debris and potholes developing in the aftermath throughout the country.