Racing against your Sat Nav is not a new phenomenon, the trend has been around a few years now and is steadily getting worse. There are in fact millions of drivers throughout Britain who are playing this deadly game. The idea of racing your Sat Nav is to beat the estimated clock time for reaching your destination. Drivers risk their own lives and others around them by speeding, weaving in and out of traffic and dodging pedestrians.
Record breaking drivers racing Sat Navs
Motorists do admit to breaking the speed limit at some time, or an other. However, as Sat Navs become increasing popular more drivers are taking the risk to get to their destination quicker than the estimation.
Over seven million motorist have admitted to racing Sat Navs. It is clearly a dangerous game which can cost people their lives. Driving erratically and speeding is against the law, however this appears to not bother some motorists as they would still rather take the risk.
It is known that some drivers feel challenged to drive through amber lights in a bid to beat their Sat Nav. Statistics have even shown that thousands of motorists have collided with another car in this absurd race according to the survey by the AA and market research company Populus.
Sat Navs are becoming an all time favourite as they are favoured as a route finder on long and short journeys. Typically, when buying a new car, Sat Navs can be bought as optional extras, some people prefer to use Tom Toms, or an app on the phone. Lately, since their boom, motorists have openly confessed to frantically racing Sat Navs more and frequently even if it is a very short journey.
The typical age group is 17 to 24 years and is mostly related to young men. Over 60 per cent of juvenile drivers now own a Sat Nav and it's approximately 50 percent for older drivers. It is believed that older motorists drive more carefully than youngsters and pensioners racing Sat Navs is lower than 10 per cent.
Older drivers will calculate their time and add extra whereas younger motorists guess their time. This guessing cause's lateness which can turn into a potentially deadly game of racing the Sat Nav. Of course, on-line racing games teach young people many tricks which in the natural prove to be lethal. Youngsters cannot resist the temptation; they have to race the clock not thinking they are risking their lives and others around them.
Now that this problem has come to light, young drivers are now at risk of their car insurance policy being all the more increased.