Lost drivers blame their sat-navSurvey suggests gadgets don't always show the way

15 February 2007

More than four in ten people have got lost or taken longer to get to their destination because of an unreliable satellite navigation system, according to a which.co.uk survey.

Around 38 per cent of the 2,191 people which.co.uk asked had used a sat-nav system but for some they produced disastrous results.

Nearly half blame their sat-nav for getting them lost or for taking the long route to their destination.

Around a quarter (26 per cent) of those fed-up drivers have ditched their sat-nav system or relegated it to occasional use as a result.

Which.co.uk editor Malcolm Coles says: ‘Sat-nav systems are the latest must-have gadget, but our survey shows that they aren’t always reliable. To reduce the chance of getting lost, check the test results of the latest models at which.co.uk.’