Drivers With GPS Devices are Safer Behind the Wheel

Findings from “independent” research released today note that drivers using GPS devices in their car are more likely to arrive to their destination quicker and safer. “The research showed that when drivers use a satellite navigation solution they stop 25% less frequently and are stationary for 35% less time.”

While I mostly agree with the findings, I really hesitate to call the study “independent,” as it was commissioned by leading GPS manufacturers like TomTom. I’m not saying that the findings are wrong, but they could be misleading. For instance, what if they happen to leave out the fact that drivers using TomTom GPS devices are 45% more likely to smash into other vehicles while they stare at the on-screen map?

Not saying that they do, but you catch my drift.