Drivers Must Not Rely Too Heavily on Sat Nav Says Leading Website
01/29/2010 recommends that UK motorists keep a map in the vehicle in case of emergencies

Online PR News – 29-January-2010 – – 26 January 2010 – Thanks to sat nav technology many UK drivers now find their way to destinations quickly and easily, but the system is not entirely foolproof. Leading car hire website is advising drivers to not rely totally on their sat navs and to keep maps in the car just in case.

While sat nav is undoubtedly a great technological development for road users, there are times when the system can fail drivers. If a GPS signal drops or the GPS does not recognize an area, drivers can find themselves heading down a blind alley in a place they don’t know. As such the website advises drivers to keep an old-fashioned map in the car as a back-up.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of, says, "It is fair to say that many people today rely absolutely on their sat navs, and this can be a mistake. The technology still has some faults and as such a GPS failure can leave people completely lost.”

Gareth continues, “Sat nav has many good points, but drivers should know to carry a book of maps in their glove box in case of any problems with their sat nav. It also makes a world of sense to check out a route on a map before travelling to check you have an idea of where you’re headed.” offers drivers sat nav hire in its range of holiday car hire packages which encompass 38 countries worldwide, prices starting at only £27.08 per week. Late holidays and trips are catered for too with delivery of sat nav by 1pm the following day* for reservations made before 4pm Monday – Friday. compares car hire deals from as many as 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, easyCar, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide.

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