Using a mobile phone maybe concidered one of the most dangerous things to do in the car, but using your satnav not supposedly.

The RAC has begun offering premium discounts for motorists who use satellite navigation equipment.

According to the breakdown recovery service, using sat-navs makes drivers less likely to crash. “It means you don’t have to constantly look at road names, warning signs and so on”, said an RAC spokesperson. “It makes you a lower risk.”

“Using satnavs is considered a great way to make driving less stressful and more enjoyable”, said Mark Peacey, spokesperson for sat-nav company Garmin.

“With innovations like pre-loaded speed camera information, drivers are alerted to known black-spots, and provided an ongoing reminder to be aware of conditions and their speed. It’s great to hear that sat-nav technology is also making the road a safer place.”