Wednesday 30th January 2008
Be Wiser Insurance

Unwitting motorists in Lancashire are being instructed to drive through a difficult area of land by their satellite navigation (sat nav) devices, it has been reported.

According to the BBC, drivers are becoming trapped on a Saddleworth Moor dirt track because their gadgets are directing them there.

This could be a particular problem when it comes to claiming on a car insurance policy, as some firms may not pay out if such an incident were to arise.

Similarly, cover companies might be reluctant to offer cheaper deals to drivers in the future if they consider them to be negligent.

"The problems with sat navs are being worked on between local authorities, freight transport and haulage associations and Ordnance Survey to get freight map data on to these systems," commented Tony Noblet from Oldham Council.

Saddeworth Moor is an area of Greater Manchester found in the Penine hills.

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