Originally Posted by Ray,IN
A friend was told not to follow his GPS for one leg of our trip. He did anyway, turned onto the highlighted road and kept on going. 2 hours after I was parked and drinking a longneck, he drove in the CG. He said that blacktop road turned into a gravel road, got narrower, then turned into a dirt road and got narrower. By the time he found a place in the forest open enough to disconnect and (his words) make a 34 point turn-around, his wife was in a panic. He said she shoved the paper route instructions at him, jumped in the drivers chair and told him to read the paper while she drove.
Sure glad I listened to my wife instead of the Garmin.
A wise man always follows the right directions.
We have two GPS and Janet follows the paper map.
While GPS are good at getting you to the destination you input they will take you down some questionable roads in some locales. They make decisions based on algorithms and lack common sense (reasonableness). We are supposed to add that bit.
Otherwise the GPS will take you to whatever destination you input by whatever criteria you have selected in the options screen.
Learn how your GPS "thinks" and you will become its master. You may have to plan your route in shorter legs to make it use the route you want.
Bottom line is if you allow it to pick your route it will do the best it can. If you want it to go where you want to go - that takes a bit more work at times.