Police: Google Maps giving dangerous directions, too

Colac in Victoria, Australia in Google Maps.
(Credit: Screenshot by Casey Newton/CNET)
Days after Australian police warned motorists not to rely on Apple Maps, lest they end up stranded in punishing heat, authorities issued a similar warning about Google Maps.
Police in Colac, a town west of Melbourne, say Google Maps has created “a significant safety issue for tourists [and] locals” along the Great Ocean Road by suggesting they drive down a one-way road not built for heavy traffic, according to a police sergeant quoted by ABC News.
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