NOW TURN RIGHT...ON TO THE RAILWAY LINEA MOTORIST drove on to a railway track, causing rush hour delays, because her satellite navigation system told her to.
The un-named woman, aged 52, was crossing the Eastbourne to Hastings line at Normans Bay on Tuesday night when she made the wrong turning.
Her diversion caused delays to passengers for more than an hour as rail services were suspended.
Fortunately, Normans Bay is one of the last manually controlled crossings and the alarm was raised immediately.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said, ''As far as I know there has never been an incident of this kind in Sussex.
''At the moment we are trying to establish whether the fault lies with the satellite navigation system, the woman or a mixture of both.
''Once all our evidence is gathered we will be passing our file to the Crown Prosecution Service for them to decide whether this case goes to court.''
The woman, from Dorking, Surrey, had programmed the sat nav in her Ford Fiesta when she left the Cooden Beach Hotel.
As she headed across the crossing at Normans Bay towards Pevensey Bay the system apparently told her to take an immediate right.
In the darkness she followed the instruction which left her car blocking both east and westbound lines.
A spokesman for Southern Railway said, ''We were alerted to a car being on a track and all trains using that line
''The crossing patrolman raised the alarm immediately and to cause minimum disruption we brought in a bus replacement service.
''No passengers or trains were put in danger at any time.''
The incident happened at around 7pm. Services returned to normal around 8.15pm after the car had been towed away.