Drivers blindly following sat navs risk higher car insurance premiums

British drivers are risking higher car insurance premiums by blindly following their satellite navigation systems into danger, warns a new report.

According to research from NFU Mutual, over a quarter of drivers said they had followed directions from their sat navs, even if it appeared that it was sending them along an unsuitable rural road .

As a result, people are increasing their risk of having a serious accident and having to make a claim on their car insurance, as there are higher crash rates on rural roads.

Ian Jewitt of NFU Mutual commented: “The survey shows that there is still an alarming lack of knowledge about the hazards of rural roads. It’s particularly worrying that a quarter of sat nav users continue to follow the gadget’s instructions even when their eyes tell them they are heading up a farm track. This may account for some of the reports of vehicles stuck in fields and deep fords.”

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