While it's all very well for us to tell people to learn how to read a map, that doesn't address the problem. Whether you like it or not, the bulk of those driving these days are using Sat-Nav. It's hard to understand how people can turn onto railway lines, but it happens; one of the reasons is a sat-nav telling the driver to turn now.
I've been in a car in rural Australia and the driver, using sat-nav, was told to turn right in 100 metres. As we approached the turn we realised there was a level crossing (the map didn't even display railway lines) with a parallel road either side of the railway. We had to drive quite slowly to work out which side of the (non-existent according to the sat-nav) railway we were meant to be turning into. I can easily imagine how those who blindly follow directions would get confused, particularly at night.