The widespread use of GPS has helped the world get from A to B taking the most efficient route possible without getting lost. However, it can be too easy however to rely on technology and forget to look where you’re going with this extra distraction. Stay safe while on the roads with our top tips of driving with a satnav:
Be sure your satnav isn’t blocking your vision
Find the optimum position for your satnav, the Highway Code says that your windscreen must be kept clean and free from obstructions to vision. Be sure to keep it out of your line of sight, but don’t place it so far away that you have to keep your eyes off the road to look at it though.
Check the selected route before you set off
There are lots of towns and villages in the UK that have the same name, so if you put the wrong destination in, predictably, that’s where your satnav will take you. Double check your satnav is going to the right destination before you set off.
Programme/adjust your satnav when stationary
Trying to type in an address into your satnav is distracting and one of the main causes of accidents, so if you need to do update your destination, pull over to a safe place.
Have the volume turned up
Concentrate on the road rather than keep looking at your satnav, so be sure you can hear and understand your satnav directions without having to visually check the device.
Keep your satnav out of sight
Satnavs are valuable, therefore are a popular target for thieves. Keep it in the boot or out of sight, including the mount and suction cup marks.
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