A DRIVER has blamed his sat nav for leaving his car teetering on the edge of a cliff after he followed its instructions.
Robert Jones said he trusted his sat nav system and continued to follow it when it told him the steep, narrow footpath he was driving on, in Todmorden was a road.
Mr Jones, from Doncaster now faces court action for driving without due care and attention after his BMW nearly plunged down a 100ft cliff on Sunday.
The 43-year-old, who works as a driver, said he relies on his sat nav for his job and described the incident as a “nightmare”.
He said: “It kept insisting the path was a road, even as it was getting narrower and steeper, so I just trusted it.
“You don’t expect to be taken nearly over a cliff.”
Mr Jones continued: “I guess I’m just lucky the car didn’t slip all the way over the edge.”
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers received a call at 11.18am on Sunday reporting that a BMW was hanging off the edge of a cliff off Bacup Road.
“The driver was a 43-year-old man from Doncaster.
“He has been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention.”