INTERVIEW/COMMENT: MOTORING EDITOR RESPONDS TO JOHN LEWIS REMOVING SAT NAVS FROM SHELVES
John Lewis have removed sat navs from shelves due to the increasing number of people using in-car technology and mobile phones apps instead. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com comments:
“It’s unsurprising that sat navs will no longer be found on the shelves in John Lewis stores. Recent Confused.com research shows that over one in three (34%) drivers* have sat nav technology in their cars now, and this figure is likely to increase over the next few years.
“John Lewis says the growing popularity of sat nav apps also factored into their decision. Many of these, such as Waze, are free and have real-time information, which is why drivers are turning to apps rather than forking out for sat navs, which can cost hundreds of pounds.
“However, drivers need to be aware that if they’re caught using their phone illegally behind the wheel they can face six penalty points and a £200 fine. This can also result in increased premiums and some insurers refuse to offer cover to those who have convicted this offence.”
Notes to editors: Survey issued to a nationally representative sample of 500 drivers.
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