Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sat-navs ‘Telling Drivers to Speed’ on West Norfolk Road

The casualty reduction manager for Norfolk County Council - Ian Temperton, has claimed that satnavs are responsible for speeding on the A17 near Terrington St Clement. Three people have died on the single carriageway road in recent years.

Temperton says that satnavs report a 70mph speed limit whilst the actual is 60mph.

He adds "Satnavs, while undoubtedly a great boon, are not infallible. They are sometimes inaccurate and won't always have the most up-to-the-minute information on things like new road lay-outs and temporary speed limits."

Representing satnav companies, the general secretary of Intelligent Transport Systems, Jenny Martin, reportedly argued that it was up to the Highways Agency to update the speed limit information.


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