While a manual may help you operate your GPS correctly, a manual to assist you with purchasing the best GPS for your specific needs is much harder to come by, but perhaps just as important. In fact, interacting with a GPS device can be as dangerous as texting while driving if you do not have the right system for you.
Safety professional Chris Hayes shares his guidance on the factors to consider when purchasing a GPS.
Here are a few things to remember when deciding which device to use:
The safest way to utilize a GPS is to set your destination before you start driving. By following this one simple tip, the risk of distracted driving can be significantly reduced, regardless of the GPS device you are using.
Even the best navigation system can fail. Always obey traffic signs and advisories, even if they conflict with the directions provided by your device. Navigation devices are not always updated in real-time to reflect the most recent road infrastructure and construction zones. GPS devices help you navigate, but you are still the one in the driver's seat.
Chris is a member of our Risk Control team specializing in vehicle safety, telematics and customer training.
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