WATCH: Woman follows GPS, leads into wilderness instead of Atlantic City

News 12 has obtained video from a viewer who ended up being not where she wanted to go following the problem where the Waze navigation and traffic app misdirected motorists heading Atlantic City.

News 12 Staff

Jan 22, 2020, 1:45 PM

Updated 1,577 days ago

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News 12 has obtained video from a viewer who ended up being not where she wanted to go following the problem where the Waze navigation and traffic app misdirected motorists heading to Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa into the wilderness of New Jersey’s Pinelands.
The incorrect directions brought some would-be Atlantic City tourists to Colliers Mills Wildlife Refuge instead. It is typically dark without any streetlights, and drivers can often get stuck in the dirt road.
The mistake came from an ad within the app that contained a map with wrong information.
In total, at least 10 cars got stuck in the sand, and more than 250 people complained to Waze about the misleading directions. 
The navigational app has removed the location as being the final destination for motorists headed to Atlantic City. 
Jackson Township police remind drivers to check routes after punching it in to see if it looks right.
 


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