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Outdated maps spell danger

Thousands of company car drivers are wasting time and money by using old road maps, a new survey by Trafficmaster has found.

The survey discovered more than a quarter of a million drivers over the age of 55 use maps from the 1980s, while one in 100 drivers still has a map from the 1950s, which pre-dates the first motorway.

Philip Hale, spokesman for Trafficmaster, warned: “Outdated maps are at best unhelpful and at worst distracting and dangerous. Even the sat-nav map in your car may be two years old. Road improvements and changes are happening all the time and you could find problems rather than your destination if you rely on an outdated map.”

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