May 20, 2024

Moblin Contest

Automotive Car

Driving With Satellite Navigation

When you want to use your satellite navigation to get you to where you want to go have you ever thought of where you should put it while driving around.

One area that people seem to put the satellite navigation is at the top of their windscreen right in the centre, have you thought how dangerous that could be as you are limiting where you can see, if you put it anywhere on your window screen this will at some point distract you as you want to know where to go along the road.

People are unaware of where it should go legally as a lot of people think and do not read where it should go.

While driving the correct position for your satellite navigation is in the bottom right-hand corner of your windscreen, in this area you have a lot more vision of the road ahead.

Just think if you were to put it somewhere else how would this reduce your vision and would you be able to see, can you see from all angles for any hazards that could come your way.

So what would be the best place for your satellite navigation device? For me, the best place is not to have one but to plan your journey before hand. Look at the good old-fashioned map book plan a route that you will be taking but also plan other routes for any traffic problems or if you get lost on the route you are doing. If you think you are lost pull over in a safe place and look at your faithful map.

Things that have happened in the past with just relying on your satellite can be very bad, from following a satellite and not looking at your surroundings then driving your car into a lake. This person was not looking through the windscreen he was looking at the device which told him there was no lake. But this lake was made only 3 months ago and the satellite programmers had no idea it was there when the did the last update.

So please remember that the satellite navigation can not see an up to the minute view of the road ahead. You must always look through your windscreen while driving along the road as that is a way you will always see what is in front of you. If you are unsure about how to use the satellite navigation then plan your route before and do not use one.