|A fifth of all drivers admit to playing 'sat-nav racing', where they aim to beat the clock on their GPS.|
More than seven million drivers are joining a potentially deadly new craze sweeping Britain's roads: "sat-nav racing." The aim is to beat the car's GPS navigation system by arriving at the destination faster than its estimated time of arrival, the Daily Mail reported.
Sat-nav predictions are based on speed limits, so those who do beat the clock will be either travelling above the speed limit or taking risks to weave their way through traffic.
A new research says: 7.2 million motorists -- a fifth of all drivers -- have admitted to sat-nav racing; 3.6 million motorists admitted to breaking the speed limit when racing against their GPS to in the last 12 months; 144,000 sat-nav racers admit to having being involved in a collision with another vehicle or hitting a parked car.
(China.org.cn August 1, 2011)