Safety effects of navigation systems

Increasing numbers of drivers are using navigation systems in their cars. The advantages to the user are obvious: you can get to your destination via the fastest and shortest route. This reduces stress and exposure to other traffic. However, there are also some (unintended) negative effects. For example, using the system while driving can distract your attention from other traffic. The system sometimes directs traffic through small centres of habitation or along unsuitable roads. Moreover, timely information on traffic congestion can make traffic distribution across the road network unmanageable. All in all, it is not yet certain that the use of navigation systems increases road safety.


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  • Accession Number: 01383875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 3:59PM