I have come across a lot of stories about how peoples blind reliance on their sat nav systems has led them into danger. This latest article highlights the case of a man who drove down a narrow footpath in Todmorden after his sat nav device told him it was a road. He only stopped when his car hit a fence and his BMW ended up perched on the side of a hill. The driver of the car has now been charged with driving without due care and attention. This once again shows that sat nav devices only really work if the person driving the car takes account of their surroundings rather than blindly following the instructions. Personally I hate using our sat nav device because it has taken me around some very scenic routes, I always plot my route on a map before setting out, my husband on the other hand swears by the sat nav.
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