Technology has taken giant leaps forward in recent years and is around us in vehicles and out and about generally on our roads. It is important we fully understand any ‘technology / gadgets’ we are using as any benefits can be outweighed by distraction factors not dis-similar to using a mobile phone whilst driving.

Taking one example satellite navigation should be seen and used as a talking map and not as a co-driver or navigator – they CANNOT READ THE ROAD and will not necessarily highlight critical information which is the sole responsibility of the driver.

In many cases it is optional for us to use technology – cruise control or automatic lights control as just two examples: Furthermore there is much anecdotal evidence that using our brains is a better option to relying on technology particularly in older age and the impact of the natural ageing process which affects every one of us.