... and these are the same people trying to ban the practical use of satnav devices while driving, leading to everyone reading maps in traffic.
I am sick of the automotive nanny state.
Way to fail at the take-away message. The point is that anything that distracts you from the act of driving is dangerous.
If your GPS makes it easier for you to drive and pay attention then that's great, if you are constantly taking your eyes off the road to look at the GPS because you're a useless idiot who can't navigate for more than five minutes without one then you shouldn't even have a car, much less a GPS.
Perhaps we're just not restricting driving licenses as much as we should. (Which would probably prevent myself or my Dad from driving....)