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Why you are a safer driver with GPS?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:00 am    Post subject: Why you are a safer driver with GPS? Reply with quote

When pilots are being trained, they're often told "first, you aviate, then you navigate." That's good advice for flying and for driving a car (just substitute driving for aviation in the phrase). It's a reminder worth repeating to yourself if you find you are becoming distracted at the wheel. Your first and most important job is staying aware of your environment and keeping your vehicle where it belongs.

In-car GPS is a potential distraction, and "distracted driving" as the safety experts call it, is a common cause of accidents. That said, you are a much safer driver overall if you use your in-car GPS wisely and follow some basic rules.

Reasons Why You're Safer With GPS

- You know where you're going. Being lost and/or being distracted as you try to see street signs and get oriented is a significant and dangerous distraction. You are rarely lost with a GPS in use, and even if you miss a turn, the GPS will recalculate the route automatically and get you where you need to go with minimal stress and distraction.

- You don't need to deal with maps. Handling and reading maps while driving is a feat we have all attempted, but it's a significant distraction. Even with a passenger doing the map reading and providing directions (this doesn't always go smoothly, does it?), you are better off with GPS.

- GPS improves night driving safety. Not often discussed, but in our opinion, one of the best features of in-car GPS is the fact that it gives you better road awareness at night and in low-visibility conditions. At night, and especially during bad-weather night driving, a GPS will tell you about and show you an upcoming turn, ramp, etc. long before you can see it. On dark back roads, the GPS map will give you a preview of what's ahead.

- You know which lane to be in. One of the challenges of driving unfamiliar and busy multi-lane highways is knowing which lane you'll need for an upcoming exit. A good-quality text-to-voice GPS will tell you the correct lane well in advance.

- Safety features, such as hands-free calling, special help buttons that show you the nearest police, hospital, garage, and more.

Just remember, first you aviate (or drive) and then you navigate as a second priority. It's up to you to use your driving directions in a way that enhances, rather than detracts from safe driving.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is good info
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some truth in what you say, but it seems to me that you have to consider some factors regarding the inaccuracy of technical means. GPS often gives an error and shows the wrong location. It happened to me several times when I went to the instructor for a test. He canceled it but I saw it on https://driving-test-cancellations.com. It helped me stay informed on the case.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2023 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using GPS navigation can significantly contribute to a safer driving experience for several reasons. Here's why relying on GPS makes you a safer driver:

1. Accurate Navigation:

GPS provides real-time and accurate navigation, reducing the chances of getting lost or making wrong turns. This helps drivers stay focused on the road and minimizes distractions caused by the need to check maps or directions.
2. Improved Situational Awareness:

GPS systems offer real-time information about traffic conditions, road closures, and alternative routes. This enhanced situational awareness allows drivers to make informed decisions, avoid congested areas, and navigate around potential hazards.
3. Voice Guidance:

Many GPS devices and navigation apps offer voice-guided instructions, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road while receiving directions. This hands-free approach minimizes distractions and helps maintain attention on driving.
4. Updated Maps:

GPS systems regularly update maps, ensuring that drivers have the most recent information about roads, traffic patterns, and points of interest. This reduces the likelihood of encountering unexpected obstacles or changes in the road network.
5. Speed Limit Notifications:

Some GPS devices and apps provide speed limit notifications, helping drivers stay within legal speed limits. This feature promotes safer driving habits and reduces the risk of accidents caused by excessive speed.
6. Parking Assistance:

GPS navigation systems often include features that assist with finding parking spaces. This helps reduce the time spent searching for parking, minimizing distractions, and contributing to a smoother overall driving experience.
7. Emergency Assistance:

In case of emergencies, some GPS systems can provide information about nearby hospitals, police stations, or other essential servic.es. This quick access to emergency information can be crucial in urgent situations.
8. Reduced Stress:

Knowing your route and having real-time updates can reduce stress and anxiety associated with navigating unfamiliar areas. A calmer driver is generally a safer driver.
Important Note:

While GPS navigation enhances safety, it's essential to use these systems responsibly. Drivers should still prioritize safe driving practices, such as maintaining focus on the road, avoiding distractions, and following traffic rules.
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