Survey says: Men are more likely to disobey GPS directions than women

Buick Regal Navigation System
Buick Regal Navigation System

According to a survey of drivers in the UK, men are more likely than women to mistrust and disobey directions from a GPS navigation system. The study found that while 83 percent of male drivers regularly disobey the navigation route of their GPS devices, less than 75 percent of women said that they disregard their GPS.

More than half of the 3,000 who were surveyed by Swinton, an insurance company in the UK, said that directions provided by a GPS had caused an argument with a passenger. Around one third of drivers said their GPS system had led them one to five miles off course.

Taking gender out of the equation, most drivers said that they considered their GPS ‘untrustworthy’ and ‘inaccurate.’

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Reuters