A woman was caught on CCTV camera and fined for driving slowly down the fast lane of the wrong side of a highway in Shandong Province, China. When questioned by authorities, she put all the blame on her GPS for making her do so.
The Chinese woman explained she had no idea that she was on the wrong side of the road last week, but claimed that she was driving carefully. Police officers told the traffic offender that she already covered a distance of 10 kilometers (6 miles).
However, the woman insisted that she did not do anything wrong since she only followed the directions of her GPS, according to Shanghaiist. Despite the explanation, authorities still gave the offender a 200 yuan ($30) fine, and a 12-point deduction from her license to ensure that she does not listen to her GPS the next time it acts up.
Fortunately, the incident did not end up with any fatal crashes or casualties, but it did frighten passing drivers. The incident would have been more troublesome if it happened during Golden Week, when millions of Chinese tourists travel in and out of the country for a full week.
Most traffic offenders will always be seen as detrimental to road safety regardless of the circumstances, but it seems that people are more accepting of crossing fowls.