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2 out of 3 prefer satnavs to conventional maps

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 13:06

London: Map- reading skills are now fading, as our reliance on digital navigation grows, a study has suggested.

In fact, so dependent have we become on electronic guidance from the dashboard or internet that most drivers are no longer comfortable with a paper map, the Daily Mail reported.

Almost two out of three said that they much prefer satnavs.

And four out of five 18 to 30-year-olds confessed to an inability to navigate without electronic guidance.

However, 53 percent of over-60s are still comfortable with conventional maps.

And in a blow to their image as confident navigators, 59 percent of men said they would struggle without a satnav.

By comparison, 69 percent of women said that they would be lost without one.

While 83 percent of participants owned a road map, only a third carried one in their vehicles all the time, the survey of 2000 volunteers for budget website NetVoucherCodes found.


First Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 13:06

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