From space, from the satellites, the route may look shorter.
But on the ground, it may not work.
At the View from Squirrel Ridge, comments suggest that Virginia has several places like this, where the GPS favoring the shortest route may include inclines and turns that trucks cannot make. It’s hell to back up a big truck for several miles of twisty, narrow roads.
- A commenter called our attention to a recent Utah case, which reminded me of this post from long ago: “In the Utah desert, a GPS is no substitute for common sense“