Apparently almost a quarter (23%) of us admit to doing so – quite often too!


Many an argument whilst driving starts because you’re struggling to find your destination place but it now seems that a driver might get just as angry at their ‘helpful’ technology as they do with a passenger.

Nearly a quarter of motorists taking part in a poll confessed to having massive ‘rows’ with their sat navs.

A total of 1,000 drivers were questioned, with 23% admitting to shouting and screaming at their device quite often because it had led them the wrong way.

Some of their biggest complaints included being sent down a dead end, into a traffic jam or directed further on than was necessary.

Ever screamed and shouted at your sat nav?

It seems many motorists share a love/hate relationship with their sat nav, with some preferring to use an old-fashioned map instead!


Yet despite these results it seems that 28% of those taking part said they’d be ‘completely lost’ if they didn’t have a sat nav, even to help them close to home.

According to the poll, 40% said they would rather use an old-fashioned map rather than a sat nav, whilst 36% said they would simply wind the window down and ask a local for help if they got lost.

It was reported last year by the AA driving school that young drivers take part in a dangerous game of ‘beat the sat nav’ to reach their destination faster.

Over one in 20 (7%) of drivers aged 18 to 24 and 8% of those aged 25 to 34 try to beat their estimated time of arrival (ETA) on their sat nav, whilst overall 2% admitted to racing their sat nav.


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