Monday, August 20, 2007

Gps Auto Navigation System Safety

If you have installed a GPS auto navigation system in your car, then you should follow a few simple rules when driving in order to maximize your safety on the road. It doesn�t matter whether you are a long distance driver using the GPS auto navigation system to plan the most efficient route possible, or just using your satellite navigation system to find a route around the traffic problems in your home town, the rules for using GPS systems safely are the same.

The first thing to check before you set off on your journey is to make sure that the GPS receiver is firmly mounted. If you have a windshield mounted receiver that uses a suction cup to hold it in place, make sure that it is firmly attached, while if your GPS receiver is mounted on the dash, check it to ensure that it is not going to fall off.

There is nothing worse than the unit falling off its mounting while you are driving, and this is a very dangerous thing to happen, especially if you start to reach around and try to reattach it while you are driving. If your system is removable, you should take it out of the car whenever you leave it parked in order to remove any temptation for thieves who might otherwise try and steal it off you.

Once you have started on your journey, and set the SatNav system up to plan your route, you should not touch it again. The SatNav should be there to assist you, not to distract you. Ideally, it will give you information about directions through the car�s audio system, and you will not need to look at the screen too often when you are driving, as this means that your attention will be diverted away from where it should be � the road.

It is important to remember that the advice given by a GPS auto navigation system is not infallible, and it is not a substitute for common sense. If you feel that you are being misdirected, and the route that you are following is wrong, do not be afraid of ignoring the advice and following an alternative route.

When used properly, and safely, an GPS auto navigation system can provide you with all the information that you need in order to get to your destinations quickly and easily, with a minimum of fuss, and managing to avoid any traffic problems.

By behaving sensibly with your GPS auto navigation system � making sure it is well fitted, leaving it alone when you are driving, and paying attention when you need to � you will have a safer, quicker and more enjoyable journey than ever before, and never need get lost again.

About The Author

Jason has been in the construction equipment and industrial sales business for over 10 years. He owns and operates Red Hill Supply to better serve the automotive and industrial industries. -

Four Great Reasons To Buy An Auto Navigation System

If you are one of the many people around the United States of America and the world that has debated whether or not to purchase an auto navigation system for your vehicle perhaps this article can help you understand the major benefits of owning such a system. There are many benefits but there are four that seem to take precedence over all others. I believe you will find many of the four reasons quite compelling and may even change your mind about the need you and your family may have for a device such as this.

1) Safety. We live in a day and age where we can no longer rely on the kindness of strangers when it comes to stopping and asking for directions. Admitting you are lost to a stranger is sometimes more dangerous than actually being lost. Even in the modern day of cell phones there are areas in which even those can’t be reliable and they aren’t really much help if you have no idea where you are in order to get directions to begin with. Safety is an even greater issue if you are a female traveling either alone or with small children. You do not want to make yourself a target whenever you can avoid it. Having an auto navigation system can definitely salvage your trip despite wrong turns, detours, or bad directions to begin with.

2) Security. This goes along with safety to some degree but takes it one step further. Not only do you have and added degree of security from harm or the ill will of other men, you also have a layer of security when it comes to things such as getting to work, court, important meetings, job interviews, dates, or anniversaries on time. You will no longer have the worry of costly traffic delays, particularly if you subscribe to upgrade services, which provide minute-by-minute traffic analysis and areas to avoid. There is also the security of a lower stress commute to your destination even when you aren’t certain of where you are going. Morning commutes are often filled with stress, adding uncertainty to that stress is not the best way to start off your day.

3) No more maps! This one is a huge bonus to me when it comes to my driving habits. I am not the most gifted reader of maps. In fact, I seemed to have received no gifts when it comes to that particular talent. My auto navigation system saves me the hassle of carting around multiple maps for long road trips while also providing the security of knowing I will not have forgotten an important one only to discover it is missing all too late.

4) Having the country at your fingertips. Literally! A good auto navigation system is like having a map to the entire country on hand at all times. Impromptu road trips are the word of the day and no longer require the painstaking planning of days long past. You can even get door-to-door directions to arrive safely and quickly at your destination.

Of course these are not the only reasons that buying an auto navigation system is a great idea, but the certainly make the decision a little easier. As the technology required for these systems evolves prices are dropping almost weekly. Now is the perfect time to buy a great navigation system for your car, truck, or SUV at a terrific price!