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!