Heading for the airport? You’d better leave early according to research that reveals many Brits have no idea where cities such as Manchester, Birmingham or even London are located on a map.
- Research reveals 40% of Brits can’t pinpoint London on a map
- Just 22% of those tested could highlight Manchester’s position
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The survey of 2,000 people found more than 40% struggled to pinpoint the capital’s position, while 86% of us had no idea where to find Edinburgh.
Just 22% highlighted the right spot for Manchester, while almost nine out of 10 struggled to mark Birmingham on the map.
Locations such as Newcastle also left many Brit drivers confused, according to the research by Ordnance Survey. Just 10% of us could pinpoint the Geordie city – with one in 20 placing it where Edinburgh sits.
It also emerged just four in ten can confidently read a map with another 44 per cent admitting they have no idea what traditional map symbols mean.
The over-reliance on sat-navs and mobile devices has been blamed for the demise of traditional navigational skills – but issues such as battery life can leave drivers struggling.