Thank goodness I don’t drive. It’s bad enough that after you buy your car, you have to get it insured, get car tax, get a parking permit and fill it up will extremely expensive fuel before you can even drive it…. and yet when you want to go somewhere, you may rely on a satellite navigation system to get about.
Well, if you do, you could be putting other peoples’ lives at risk by following their instructions by the letter (or map) and neglecting basic road safety rules.
Shocking figures published in the Daily Mirror revealed:
- Satnav devices are blamed for causing around 300,000 crashes.
- Around 1.5million drivers suddenly veer dangerously or illegally into busy traffic while following directions.
- Five million drivers have been sent up the wrong way down a one-way street.
The figures also reveal that 14million drivers use satnavs regularly, almost half of the total registered motorists in the UK. I suspect many of the people that use them are basically so lazy they can’t be bothered to plan their journeys properly using a cheaper A-Z. Drivers cannot always blame a piece of technology for what is basically human error.