GPS. Many newer vehicles are coming equipped with satellite technology that includes Global Positioning (GPS) and navigational help to assist you to locate where you are or where you are going. It is safest NOT use the visual display while driving. Keep your eyes on the road and look where you are going. You can more safely use the audio portion of the GPS to let you know when to turn, etc. This will allow you to keep your eyes on the road.
Ian Law has written numerous articles on driving for several magazines and is currently writing articles for The Toronto Star– Wheels Section–under the title “Better Driving” as their driving expert. Combined with his twenty-plus years of auto racing (including ice racing), and a background in road design (City of Toronto), his experience is unparalleled in the world of driver training. Showcasing his driving expertise, Ian will be contributing weekly articles covering GPS, cruise control, brake fluid and more in a new mini-series, Motoring Mondays.
Let your passenger do the navigating and looking at the screen. If you need to look at the screen for map directions, pull over in a safe place and stop to look at the screen.
Ian M. Law
President & Chief Instructor
ILR Car Control School Inc
905 473 9500