Majority 'unable to read maps'

A new poll by has found that a complete reliance on devices such as the satellite navigation system is leading to poor map reading ability among a majority of Britons under the age of 25.

Of the 1,976 UK motorists aged under 25 who took part in the survey, two out of three admitted their inability to read a map - being almost completely dependant on their sat-nav while behind the wheel.

Over four out of five (83%) young motorists questioned use a satellite navigation system in their vehicle, while a map is used by only a quarter of the respondents.

Mark Pearson, chairman said: "Map reading can be an invaluable skill to have; you never know when you might need it."

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