Website lists 'blackspots' for satnavs

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Dover, Liverpool and High Wycombe are among the top 'blackspots' listed in an announcement from regarding car insurance holders' experience of satellite navigation systems in their cars.

The website's chief marketing officer, Mike Hoban, said that the website had looked into the issue and actually found that satnavs had caused motorists in this country to damage their vehicles.

This was a result of drivers being involved in accidents when their satnav had misdirected them, he said.

The tally of damage amounted to £203 million, Mr Hoban said that the company had found.

"Increasingly, motorists appear to be sighting the device as a source of frustration and danger rather than a blessing," he said.

Mr Hoban's comments came ahead of yesterday's summit by the Department for Transport regarding satnavs.

"The summit will see a plan of action agreed to ensure motorists are given the best possible directions and help prevent huge lorries from being sent down narrow country lanes and through small villages," said Mr Hoban.

The Department for Transport website can be accessed at

Posted by Noel Martin

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