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Re: [Shop-talk] Another wandering off-topic.....GPS

To: Gerald Brazil <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Another wandering off-topic.....GPS
From: Paul Parkanzky <>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:10:13 -0500
Cc: shop-talk <>
References: <006d01cdd892$dcf43870$96dca950$>
Our Nuvi (I'm not sure which model) has a traffic receiver and can be set to
avoid traffic.  Invaluable if you travel in places plagued by gridlock.


On Dec 12, 2012, at 1:02 PM, "Gerald Brazil" <>

> I have a Garmin Nuvi 255w and it does one annoying thing that I haven't
> figured out how to beat. I hope the crowd intelligence of this group can
> help. Let me give you a recent example...
> We were traveling northbound on I 65 headed toward Nashville, TN. Our
> destination for the evening was White House, TN, about 15 miles north of
> Nashville. I had my settings set to "fastest time". As we got near
> toward the end of evening rush the "Lady-in-the Box" routed me through a
> very busy downtown Nashville with 2 or 3 expressway changes. It would have
> been a lot easier on my nerves to just stay on I 65 and skirt around
> Nashville and wind up where I wanted. I think if I had been set on
> distance" I would have probably got the same result but I am not sure. Is
> there any other way to avoid downtown congestion?
> Is the only solution."buy a more expensive GPS?"

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