It’s all about postcodes nowadays, or street names and numbers. Whereas before sat nav became widely available – which was back in the mid 1990s, I guess; before the BMW X5 had been thought of, and when people under 30 could actually afford to buy their first home – one would actually use something called a map and use one’s brain to determine where places were before deducing how one might get there.
I mention this merely because, according to a recent survey carried out by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, an astonishing 67 per cent of young folks admit that they ‘don’t know how to use a map due to the introduction of devices like satellite navigation.’ Isn’t that sad?
A total of 1976 drivers under the age of 25 took part in the survey, apparently, and respondents were initially asked if they were able to read a road map, to which 67 per cent of people replied ‘no’. When asked to stipulate why, 78 per cent said that they ‘didn’t need to’ because of sat nav.