A few weeks ago I was driving to work and a few miles before getting onto Route 202, there was a major traffic jam with police directing motorist to take an alternative route. Now, most of you know that I work in Wayne, Pennsylvania and have been traveling the same major roads for years, however, since I live in Delaware most of the side roads in Pennsylvania are very unfamiliar.
As I pulled up the WAZE app on my Smartphone to find an alternate route I couldn’t help but think about the days before the MAPS or WAZE app.
What did we do before we had GPS built into our phones or mounted on our dashboards, before GPS we just got lost unless we had a Roadmap or a Road Atlas in the car.
Yes, we could stop at a Gas Station and ask for directions, but nine times out of ten, we would try to navigate our way to a familiar road or search for a street sign that would get us back on the right track.
Oftentimes spending more time and gas than necessary, which is why I am glad that we do have the built-in technology, after all, who wants to spend more money on gas than necessary?
Unfortunately, I was late to work, but thanks to the Waze App, I was able to navigate the side roads to get safely back onto Route 202 North.
The funniest part of the day was when I told a co-worker about my morning adventure, she is the one who said that she still keeps an Atlas in her vehicle. The one pictured above is actually the one in her car as well as this TomTom which is securely mounted on her dash! (thank you, Barbara)
Let’s Chat: Have you ever gotten lost driving to work?