Driving Instructor Newbury- Sat Nav

For many drivers, using a satnav device can help reduce stress and confusion while driving. The sat nav audio means you won’t have to constantly be looking at the screen to know where you are going. When glancing at the screen is necessary, the route and direction needed are very clear to see. Even if a mistake is made and the wrong route is taken, sat nav will automatically find an alternative route or take you back to where you need to be, meaning you won’t have to find somewhere to stop and manually enter your destination again.

Having a sat nav, although helpful, can become a distraction if it is placed somewhere that could obstruct your view of the road and your surroundings. It is best not to place your sat nav too high up, as trailing wires can restrict your view. However, if it is too low the wires may get caught around the gear stick. You also need to be able to see it enough so that you do not have to try too hard to view the screen whilst you are driving. The best position would be as close to the right and as low down as possible but so that it is still easy to view the whole screen.

Overall, if placed correctly, sat navs do not create much of a hazard to you as a driver. They save you time from planning a route at home, trying to read a map or follow directions given by a passenger. A sat nav will also find you the quickest possible route and provide an estimate of your arrival time so you can reach your destination when needed and don’t need to waste time driving the long way around!


  1. After just 20 hours of lessons with Peter, today I went and passed my test with only two minors! I thoroughly recommend the Peter Skelton Driving School. Not only did he teach me everything I needed to know, we did it whilst be able to have a laugh and chat at the same time. Peter is an extremely self-motivated man who strives for you to succeed, and pushes you to do so. Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much to Louise Hicks. Her calm and collected approach really worked with me. I can’t believe I can drive!! Would thoroughly recommend Peter Skelton driving school!

    • Hi Ellen, thanks so much for your feedback. Well done on passing your driving test. I am glad you enjoyed your lessons with Louise and thank you for choosing Peter Skelton Driving School! 🙂

  3. Thank you so much to Peter Skelton. he is fantastic instructors i really enjoyed learning to driving with him . he was patient with me from beganing till the end of my driving lesson so i really throughly recommended to them to go peter skelton driving school.

  4. Passed my test first time with Peter. He was very patient and supportive the whole time which made me feel very comfortable whilst driving. Thank you so much! Highly recommend him to anyone who’s learning to drive!

  5. I just had my first ever driving lesson and can’t be more happy. I have been looking forward to it for years, it didn’t disappoint! My sister also learnt to drive with Peter, so I knew that I was in great hands.

    • Thanks Aleksey for those kind words. We have had a few more lessons since and your progress has been very quick. Mock test next lesson 🙂