Adventures in Merseyside: part one

I drove back to see my parents in Liverpool and used a satellite navigation system on the journey for the first time (despite the fact that the route is something that I know by heart). I found that the device changed my driving style in subtle ways. I relied less on road-markings and found the experience less stressful as the device is very forgiving of wrong turns. I also found that encouraged me to ensure I kept my speed more consistent rather than relying on the engine noise and occasional glances at the speedometer.