Monday 30th March 2009
Be Wiser Insurance

Drivers who do not want to end up making a car insurance claim as the result of an accident caused by a satnav may want to be wary when relying entirely on such a device for directions, it has been suggested.

A survey by found 56 per cent of vehicle owners with this type of technology have lost their tempers with their on-board navigation system, with 32 per cent admitting the innovation has been the cause of an argument.

Getting this stressed behind the wheel could be distracting for drivers, increasing their chances of being involved in a collision and resulting in them losing the no-claims bonus on their car insurance policy.

The poll by also revealed male road users are more likely to be led astray by satnavs than their female counterparts, with 30 per cent admitting they have got entirely lost when using the technology compared to 20 per cent of ladies.

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