Men more likely to ignore their car satnav image

According to a survey, men and women are indeed different when it comes to using GPS navigation systems. While 83 per cent of male drivers regularly rebel against their sat navs, fewer than three-quarters of women disobey the GPS devices.

More than one third of drivers said their navigation system had led them between one and five kilometres astray, while more than half said directions provided by global positioning systems had triggered an argument with a passenger.

“A sat nav should aid your own navigational abilities rather than replace them,” said Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton, which found drivers were often right to mistrust the global positioning systems.

More than half of motorists say they have argued with a fellow passenger over satnav directions, and 60 per cent of women admit to starting the argument.

Of 3,000 motorists surveyed, almost two-thirds said they kept a route map in their vehicles “just in case.