Tips on the safe use of Sat Navs
Position the sat nav safely, out of the way of airbags and not obstructing a driver’s vision
Find a method of using the Sat Nav that is not distracting to you
Always make the same observations to keep you safe that you would without the Sat Nav
Learn from your mistakes and if in doubt, seek refresher training
Organisations must ensure that staff can use Sat Navs safely
Even if an organisation has not provided the Sat Nav system and it is owned by their employee who is using it whilst at work, they must still ensure that drivers are not using it dangerously.
These points are expanded upon in the RoSPA leaflet ‘Using Sat Navs Safely’, this leaflet is useful advice to distribute to members of the public looking to improve their safety when driving with a Sat nav, or for businesses to raise awareness of the safety issues of Navigation Devices as part of their policy on the Management of Occupational Road Risk.