1 in 3 say their sat nav has taken them somewhere they didn't want to go
More than half of AA members with a sat nav have said that it is the best device they've ever had in their car but 22% admit that the sat nav sometimes distracts them and almost one in three (30%) said their sat nav had taken them to a place they didn't want to go.
Younger drivers (18-24) are much more likely to have a sat nav – over half (52%) of the younger age group have a sat nav compared to just 28% of the over 65s.
Overall only 14% trust the sat nav not to get them lost so it's no surprise that two thirds always carry a road atlas in their car on unfamiliar journeys.
Whatever your age it's important that you understand the limitations of a sat nav system so that you can get the best out of it without getting into trouble.
(5 December 2011)