Sat-nav maps update aims to prevent stuck lorries

Sat-nav maps update aims to prevent stuck lorries

Home / News | posted on 21 10 2016

A multi-million pound sat-nav project aims to stop lorries and other vehicles getting stuck in narrow lanes and under low-lying bridges on UK routes. Ordnance Survey is creating a database that will contain information about 200,000 miles (321,869km) of roadways to prevent such accidents.

Road signs already warn motorists about potential problems, but the widespread use of sat-nav screens and smartphone map apps has meant they are often ignored. Many lorries on UK roads are also driven by overseas-based drivers who may misinterpret the signs.

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