GPS Shortcuts Steer Trucks to English Towns The ever-rising popularity of global positioning systems has brought a ton of trucks barreling through small English villages. Truck drivers' GPS show the towns' roads as shortcuts. But streets in Wedmore, England, are not wide enough for both the cars and the lorries.
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GPS Shortcuts Steer Trucks to English Towns

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GPS Shortcuts Steer Trucks to English Towns

GPS Shortcuts Steer Trucks to English Towns

GPS Shortcuts Steer Trucks to English Towns

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The ever-rising popularity of global positioning systems has brought a ton of trucks barreling through small English villages. Truck drivers' GPS show the towns' roads as shortcuts. Residents of Wedmore, England, desperately want the trucks to steer clear — because the streets are not wide enough for both the cars and the lorries.

Wayne Hahn of Wedmore talks with Melissa Blocks.

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