A shocking 14% of UK drivers have made an illegal manoeuvre on the road after blindly following their sat-nav, a recent survey has revealed.
A news report by the Telegraph has more on the results:
“The road safety charity Brake, which was behind the survey, said that this places “themselves and other road users at risk of a devastating crash”. It also says that there is evidence that using a sat-nav can make you drive faster and be less observant.
Results also revealed that one in 14 (seven per cent) of drivers have had a near miss, having to swerve or brake suddenly to avoid a hazard, because they were distracted by a sat-nav. This rises to 11 per cent among young drivers aged between 17 and 24.
One in 14 drivers also admitted to having a similar near miss because they were fiddling with their stereo.”
This is worrying news for the majority of the UK driving public who don't do everything their sat nav says. With motorists distracted by in car devices like sat navs and mobile phones our roads may not be a safe as we once thought.