June 28, 2017

Are sat navs turning us into ‘zombie drivers’? Not surprisingly, mytaxi survey reckons so

Picture of London from a satellite
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London drivers are more reliant on sat navs than anywhere else in the UK – that’s the verdict of new study from black cab app mytaxi which 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 new study, specially commissioned by the new black cab app mytaxi quizzed 2000 British drivers on their relationship with sat nav technology. Not surprisingly, given that mytaxi’s drivers have spent years doing ‘The Knowledge’, it found that a massive 88% of Londoners now use the devices, over ten per cent higher than the national average of 76%.

Moreover the study found 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 totally lost without the technology when embarking on unfamiliar journeys.

Most worryingly, 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 zombification has led to Londoners wasting a whopping 100 hours each year blindly […]

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