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LONDON - MEN are more likely to ignore directions given by their global positioning systems than women, a survey has found, confirming the old stereotype that men hate asking for directions. While 83 per cent of male drivers regularly rebel against their GPS, less than three-quarters of women disobey the devices which UK drivers branded as 'untrustworthy' and 'inaccurate' in the study by insurance retailer Swinton. 'A GPS should aid your own navigational abilities rather than replace them,' said Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton, which found drivers were often right to mistrust the global positioning systems. Over one third of drivers said their GPS had led them astray, while more than half said directions provided by global positioning systems had triggered an argument with a passenger. Of 3,000 motorists surveyed, almost two-thirds said they kept a ...

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