Misleading satnavs have caused more than £200 million worth of damage to cars in the past 12 months with Scots the most misled by their devices.
Satnav errors ’cause damage £ 200m’:Misleading satnavs have caused more than £200 million worth of damage to cars in the past 12 months, it has been revealed.
But being the Luddite that I am, I fear no squawk box sitting on my dash! I laugh in the face (if she only had one…) of my tinny-voiced navigator and her incessant “Recalculating!”. I’ll take no orders from the waif-er of silicon who would with all her might keep me off The Road Not Taken. I am a man and I shall get lost on my own terms, and my wife and children will heartily attest to that.
Ah, but I digress… so my advice to the weary traveler led astray by his GPS, satnav, or whatever the local parlance for the little beast is, is to get a real map, and get a real navigator. The companionship of a fellow human is worth the inconvenience. And get lost along the way on purpose. Pull over at a gas station and meet the locals. You might find a treasure in the countryside that those who never leave the beaten path have opportunity to experience.