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Council in York makes sat nav plea

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12:00am 11th March 2012

A sat-nav survery in York.

Following the government launching a national summit this week, officials in the city are doing their bit.

They want to know if the area has any blackspots were directions are inaccurate.

Motorists going down roads that have been bollarded-off, and heavy lorries being sent down narrow lanes, are some of the comments already made.

Council Statement

Councillor Sandy Fraser, York's Cabinet member for Crime and Community, is urging residents to let him know about any 'sat nav blackspots' in York.

The plea follows a national Satnav Summit, hosted by the government earlier this week, which looked at solutions to end the misery caused when drivers follow out of date or incorrect directions on their satnavs.

Councillor Fraser, said:

"Many motorists rely on their satnavs to get around, but when they get the wrong information, it can cause chaos and delays for them and other motorists. We've all heard of satnav directions sending motorists down roads that have been bollarded off or heavy lorries being sent down narrow or weight restricted country lanes; these are the issues we need to highlight.

"I'd ask anyone who is aware of a 'satnav blackspot' in York - somewhere whether they're given the wrong information - to let me know so I can collate the details and send them to the government. Let's make sure that we iron out any glitches in York."

Highway authorities, mapping providers and satnav manufacturers across the country have pledged to work more closely together to ensure everything possible is done to make sure the right vehicles are on the right roads.

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