Tuesday 10th September 2013
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It stands to reason why young drivers prefer to use a sat nav over and above a road atlas. This is simply because juveniles and young adults have been raised with this advanced technology. The older and mature motorists who depend upon a road atlas are considered to be more proficient at map reading and planning. Most of us remember the days well of having to pull over or ask our passenger to give us directions from the road map sitting on their lap

Is a road atlas more beneficial than the sat nav?

Over half of the UK’s population get lost daily. It is believed that women are more likely to get lost more than men. Statistics prove that younger drivers are more likely to get lost than older drivers. However, younger motorists prefer to drive without a road atlas and opt for the easier route of switching on their sat nav.

Maturer motorists over 68 years old rarely use sat navs, they prefer to still use the good old road atlas. When questioned about using a road atlas, they amicably all agree that an atlas is more efficient and would not trust a sat nav.

Two-thirds of the UK population prefer to use a sat nav, but yet a minority of them would not trust it. The majority of motorists do not depend upon sat navs as a safe option, yet will still use them. As a result, it stands to reason why so many maturer drivers will not drive long any unfamiliar distances without a sat nav and a road atlas.

The drawback to a road map is that it needs to be replaced annually otherwise it would go out of date. Additionally, sat navs are also prone to going out of date if they are not updated regularly. Again, it stands to reason why some elderly drivers do not use sat navs; they are less accustomed to computer technology compared to younger drivers.

It has been reported that more people are becoming dependent upon both rather than one or the other.