Do you remember the days before GPS? When it was just you, the open road, and a Rand-McNally map tucked beneath the seat? I do, and thank goodness I learned how to read a map! And I knew ‘north, south, east, west’ too….unlike most of my girlfriends when we first learned how to drive! Almost all of them were ‘directionally challenged‘ too. With the advent of GPS and smartphones, using electronic devices for guidance has become second nature. But who really relies on GPS for driving the most? Hint: Not women!
According to a study conducted by the Australian Association for Motor Insurers, men use GPS navigation more than women. They claim that 64 percent of men use GPS while only 50 percent of women rely on them.
I find this pretty funny, mostly because I am married to a ‘directionally challenged‘ man! My husband Jeff is the first to admit, that without his GPS he is totally lost. Even when we travel and get off the freeway just to get gas, nine times out of 10 he will want to turn the WRONG way to get back onto the freeway!
Why do you know that is ‘directionally challenged’ and where did they end up when they went the ‘wrong way?’