THE GPS AND ITS GLORY
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS OVER-RELIANCE ON GPS?
SOME DANGEROUS DISTRACTING GPS BEHAVIOURS INCLUDE:
- Programming the GPS while driving.
- As of 1st February, 2015, holding any mobile device while driving is illegal. First time offenders can be fined $1000 and/or jailed for up to six months. Repeat offenders could be fined $2000 and/or jailed for up to 12 months. Since the use of mobile devices is a crime, then won’t typing and changing your destination GPS while driving be akin to texting while driving?
- Muting the GPS.
- Unbeknownst to many, muting the GPS might seem as the less distracting way of driving. However, that would also mean that drivers would have to take their eyes off the road to look at the GPS. This poses a question of which is the more distracting option.
- Use a GPS only when necessary (e.g. when you are travelling to unfamiliar territories).
- It is also advised to read the map in advance to familiarize yourselves with the route.
- This would also help you make the best car rental experience by enjoying the sights and landmarks throughout your journey.
- Listen to the instructional directions carefully and always read traffic warning signals and road signs while on the road to avoid unintended traffic accidents.
- When in doubt, stay calm and observe traffic signs.
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