London drivers too reliant on Sat Navs, says study

Friday, June 16, 2017


London drivers are more reliant on sat navs than anywhere else in the UK, according to new study.


Black cab app mytaxi suggests many of the capital’s motorists are rapidly turning into ‘zombie drivers’ wasting an average of 62 hours each year driving the wrong way round.


The study quizzed 2000 British drivers on their relationship with sat nav technology and found that an astonishing 88% of Londoners now use the devices, over ten per cent higher than the national average of 76%.


The study revealsed that one in five (20%) Londoners admit they have lost the ability to navigate back home without the aid of a sat nav while a massive 65% feel they would be completely lost without the technology when embarking on unfamiliar journeys.


Most concerning, 62% of the capital’s drivers who took part in the study admitted they completely switch off when following a sat nav, paying little attention to road signs or famous landmarks.


This has led to Londoners wasting a whopping 100 hours each year blindly following a sat nav the long way or wrong way to their destination, claims mytaxi.


However, 62% of Londoners confess they find the use of sat navs by minicab drivers irritating while 25% specifically cited sat nav commentary as the thing that most annoys them when paying a fare to travel.


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