Driver follows GPS on wrong side of Highway 401

(Newswatch Group/File)

MALLORYTOWN – Provincial police are warning drivers not to rely solely on GPS when travelling after a driver as caught going the wrong way on Highway 401 last night (Thursday).

Leeds County O.P.P. were called around 8:30 p.m. about a westbound vehicle in the eastbound lanes near Mallorytown.

Once he was stopped, the 22-year-old Woodstock man said he was following his GPS directions.

“Travellers should not rely solely on technology such as GPS for navigation. The danger of being lulled into a false sense of security is a concern. We’re asking for caution, common sense and safety,” Acting Staff Sgt. Josh Kingsley said.

The driver ended up with a ticket for driving the wrong way on a highway and failing to have proof of insurance.

There were no injuries or collisions.

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