Off the beaten track

A SALE couple looking to drive from Sale to Walhalla via alpine tracks at the weekend found themselves stuck after their GPS directed them onto a dirt track.

Police said the couple ran into trouble because the car they were driving was not designed for alpine four wheel drive tracks.

A group of passing motorcyclists helped the couple push their car back onto a drivable track.

Police urge motorists to take care when driving in wet and muddy conditions.

They advise people to drive to the conditions and not to tackle winding dirt roads unless in appropriate vehicles.