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Thread: iPhone map app directs Fairbanks drivers onto airport taxiway

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    iPhone map app directs Fairbanks drivers onto airport taxiway

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...irport-taxiway

    Relying on the iPhone map app's directions to get to Fairbanks International Airport is downright dangerous.
    That’s because the directions take you on a turn-by-turn route to Taxiway Bravo. From there, it's a direct shot across the main runway to the terminal.
    At least twice in the past three weeks, drivers from out of town who followed the directions on their iPhones not only reached airport property, but also crossed the runway and drove to the airport ramp side of the passenger terminal.
    I swear with the boom of technology, intelligence and common sense have become extinct.

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    I agree with your conclusion, Toni!

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    We had a death in Alaska earlier this year (or was it last year, it's all a blur anymore) related to a guy following the GPS right into the ocean. How hard is it to realize that turning left off of a dock is a bad idea? (much less turning ONTO a boat dock?!)

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    OMG, that's awful! Common sense should rule, though!

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