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Satellite Navigation – Correct Installation

Sat Nav Installation
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The blog this week is about the importance of making sure that you have correctly installed your Satellite Navigation –Sat Nav. If not, you face the possibility of a fine and penalty points on your licence.  Read on to find out more: 

The laws in the UK regarding the placement of your sat-nav are not as specific as the laws that are currently in place for other in car technology, such as mobile phones, however vehicle installation warnings advise that your sat nav shouldn’t:

  • Interfere with vehicle operating controls or obstruct a driver’s view of the road
  • Be placed in front of or above any airbag
  • Be positioned where it could distract a driver if it falls from the windscreen

A lot of new vehicles on the roads today have inbuilt satellite navigation however a lot of us have cars that do not have this in built technology and therefore rely on a portable device. When installing your satellite navigation device in your Volvo or Toyota, you should ensure that your driver’s seat is in the same position as it would be when you are driving. You should try to mount your satellite navigation as low down on your windscreen to the far right to maximise your view of the road. If this isn’t possible, then place your satellite navigation at the lowest point in the middle of your windscreen. If you are using your mobile phone map facility as your navigation device of choice you must remember that you cannot touch your phone whilst your engine is running – you run the risk of 6 penalty points and a £200 fine. Happy Safe Motoring Folks!

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