Current Weather @ 03:27 AM Clear skies Temp 31.0º Humidity 78% Winds SE 0.0mph Max Gust 12.0mph
Todays Extremes High 40.2º Low 31.0º Rain 0.00" Rain Rate 0.000" per hr Snow 0.00" Season 86"
LATEST ALERTS (whats this?)

(Click alert for more info)
Welcome
Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ ]
[ ]
ROADS AND TRAFFIC
Updated: 03:15 AM v2.1
Big Bear to Highland (330): 47 mins  
Highland to Big Bear (330): 48 mins  
Big Bear to Redlands  (38): 68 mins  
Redlands to Big Bear  (38): 69 mins  
Big Bear to Lucerne    (18): 37 mins  
Lucerne to Big Bear    (18): 36 mins  
=Light  =Moderate  =Heavy Traffic
Road Conditions Page: Click Here
Online
Guests: 273, Members: 2 ...
-WINGNUT-
holeinbow

most ever online: 1740
(Members: 37, Guests: 1703) on Feb 22 : 08:23am

Members: 5511
Newest member: ROBERT CRAIG
SUPPORT SCM!
Support SCM by making a single or recurring donation.

Member's Birthdays:
Happy Birthday to:

Birthday Cake
Judy


Upcoming Birthdays:
May 27 Olaf
May 27 Sarah Bear
May 28 skypros
May 28 angie4him
May 28 Richard
May 28 justOGkush
Forums
Socalmountains.com :: Forums :: COMPUTING FORUM
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>   

updating apps - Delj ????

Author Post
Socalsnowman
Sat Feb 23 2019, 10:49PM Email Thread Print View

Socalman
Registered Member #228
Joined: Sun Dec 17 2006, 07:41AM
:
Posts: 3229
Last week we saw numerous cases where app based GPS units attempted to send travelers to Big Bear by way of Green Valley Lake - with near disasterous results! Holeinbow had a post today 2/23/19 at 6:59 pm (check it out for a laugh) about another interesting way to get to Fawnskin.

How difficult would it be for apps like WAZE and GOOGLE MAPS to have some sort of automatic WARNING that these unpaved roads will be impassable in winter snow conditions and VERY DANGEROUS.
Back to top
Delj
Thu Mar 07 2019, 06:57PM
Joined: Fri Oct 05 2007, 10:18AM
:
Posts: 2048
During the last two weeks, I've talked with Professional Truck Drivers (2), Uber /Lyft Drivers (Many), and numerous others, many of whom drive up to BB in the winter. Some GPS apps accept driver input and others do not. All of the professional drivers agreed on one point: Let the driver beware!

Drivers who blindly rely on GPS suggestions as directions can, and will, die.

Disaster has struck in winter and has struck in being on a mid-summer desert road with a disabled vehicle. Last winter, a Professional Truck Driver allowed himself to be steered onto a rural dirt road in NE Oregon and got snowed in. That driver was even a local.

Was the road impassable, the vehicle unprepared for the portrayed transit, the occupants unprepared for a stoppage? Would any warning just be ignored? How effectively can Stupidity be overcome?

To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell.
Back to top

Moderators: Craig ⭐, EnglishMuffin, Delj, Benny ⭐, Cam

Jump:     Back to top

Powered by e107 Forum System
Chatbox
You must be logged in to post comments on this site - please either log in or if you are not registered click here to signup


Cap'n Crunch
May 25 : 11:16pm
It's a tossup between Mitch Rapp and Jack Reacher for the best modern-day Paladin.

sparman
May 25 : 10:18pm
Tom Clancy is a great writer. Any Vince Flynn fans out there?

Hugereilly
May 25 : 10:16pm
"Be careful. Most things in here don't react well to bullets." Yeah-like me.
Jack Ryan

Benny ⭐
May 25 : 10:04pm
Duh, a classic! Red October!

IDKnothin
May 25 : 09:46pm
One of my favorite movies, after this one ....
“One ping only, please.”

sparman
May 25 : 09:12pm
BTW, the 5:52 movie reference was Patriot Games.
No takers...

sparman
May 25 : 08:55pm
77 Sunset Strip
Edd Byrnes!

Polar Orbit
May 25 : 08:37pm
Ten points for Charles!

Charles
May 25 : 08:10pm
Is Kookie the guy with the comb?

SCM ALERT🚨
May 25 : 07:58pm
First name: Oreo
Last name: Cookie

Polar Orbit
May 25 : 07:28pm
So Jack ultimately became Jackie, so can Cookie become Kookie, for those of you old enough to remember...

sparman
May 25 : 05:51pm
"That's me holding my temper Jimmy Boy."
What's the movie reference?

sparman
May 25 : 05:49pm
A BON FIRE in Lake Arrowhead. GET 'EM!
My money says they're VRBO...

SCM ALERT🚨
May 25 : 05:47pm
TYPE: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AREA: BARTON FLATS MM29 STATE 38 - BFL MM29-STATE38 X UNITS: E98 ME283 MA282
More Info: Click Here
Live Scanner: Click Here

BootsNBridles
May 25 : 05:12pm
Agree- looked like Simba was saying goodbye!



(C)2002-2018 Socalmountains.com
All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy Terms of Service
Contact Us

{THEMEDISCLAIMER}