North West Road Users Most Likely to Get Their Sat Nav Directions Wrong

Are you the kind of person who always trusts their sat nav or GPS one hundred percent?  According to some recent research by the website, North West drivers are the most likely UK people to be led astray by a sat nav device – even if it’s telling them to go in completely the wrong direction!

The website canvassed the opinion of thousands of drivers around the United Kingdom and discovered some rather interesting results:

Results of the UK Sat Nav Survey

  • 56 percent drivers admit to shouting at their sat nav
  • 79 percent drivers admit to having regular chats and conversations with their sat nav
  • 20 percent female drivers have ended up in a field when following their sat nav
  • This compares to 30 percent male drivers who have made the same sat nav error
  • 56 percent UK drivers admit to making mistakes following their sat nav
  • Drivers based in the North West of England are most likely to be lead astray

Favourite sat nav voices for people in England include Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate, Margaret Thatcher, Nigella Lawson, and Julie Walters. 

Going into more detail, just under 75 percent of the people surveyed said that they only use their sat nav’s screen for confirmation they are heading the right way, rather than following it explicitly. 

People Tend to Get Very Lost

The survey also revealed stories of people ending up in France when they were going on a Christmas shopping trip to Holland, lorry drivers ending up getting jammed in small country lanes, people driving straight into rivers – and more scarily nearly off the end of a cliff!  Thankfully there have been no recent reports of people getting into really bad accidents when following their sat nav.

The Moral of the Story

The moral of the story is that you should never trust a sat nav completely.  If you are inclined to do so then make sure that you have the latest maps installed on it to reduce the chance of error.  You can get sat nav map updates from the GPS Bites website – click here a Navteq Coupon that will save you money on the sat nav map updates for all brands of GPS device.


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