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Programming a Sat-Nav while driving?

By Anna Key 16 May 2009 26

While it has been illegal, and downright stupid, to SMS whilst driving, is there a similar law to cover the seemingly ubiquitous GPS/Sat Nav? 

On a couple of occasions on Athllon Drive recently, I’ve been stuck behind someone busy fiddling with their toy, resulting in ignoring of a green light or a sudden drop in speed as they started to wander off into Mt Taylor.  It seems a fairly dangerous activity, especially along the Athllon Drive crash zone.  It also seems strange that is not ok to have things dangling from your mirror, but it is fine to stick a 4″ screen in the middle of your windscreen.

I don’t own one so don’t know how they are programmed, but I do think pulling over before doing so might be a better idea.

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Jim Jones 9:55 am 18 May 09

Thumper said :

I navigate by the sun during the day, and the stars at night.

I search for a car that looks like it knows where it’s going and then follow it.

Aeek 9:52 am 18 May 09

I’ve successfully used Zen Navigation on occasion.

Thumper 8:39 am 18 May 09

I navigate by the sun during the day, and the stars at night.

G-Fresh 12:07 am 18 May 09

GottaLoveCanberra said :

Anyone using a GPS in Canberra is lame as. There’s nowhere or way to get so lost in Canberra that you require a satellite to get you on your way again.

Use a map!

+1

Pandy 11:10 pm 17 May 09

Maps are so gay.

sexynotsmart 9:54 pm 17 May 09

I once had a Falcon that was delivered new with the mirror about a third of the way down the windscreen.

Ford must have been running “Bring Your Child to Work Day” or employed midgets in some misguided and ineffective cost-cutting measure. Because it was positioned as if someone four feet tall had been sitting in the driver’s seat.

Ah, the memories of my clutch of Falcons. Back when petrol was less than $9 per litre and everyone drove V8s.

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