Satnav Systems Caused Millions To Drive Dangerously

Technology is always an easy target when it comes to finding a culprit for human mistakes; and the Satellite Navigation Systems or Satnavs do not escape from that implacable logic.

A survey carried out by Insurance Provider Directline showed that nearly 300,000 accidents (or near accidents) have been caused directly or indirectly by satellite navigation systems with a further 1.5 million motorists having performed sudden manoeuvres or changing direction due to their Satnav, which could have caused further crashes.

A whopping five million drivers have been sent the wrong end of a one-way street as some are arguing that Satnav could cause untold numbers of dead on UK roads.

Maggie Game from Directline warned that if a Satnav gives you an instruction that is likely to endanger other road users, you should ignore it as Motorists must realise that while they are a helpful navigation tool, they should not follow their instructions to the detriment of road safety.

But just like Microsoft has been cursed millions of times, it is often mindless motorists who are being most incidents as Psychology professor Cary Cooper, of Lancaster University puts it.

And we have yet to see Tomtom or Garmin being sued by irate users for any of the aforementioned incidents.