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How to Be a Good Navigator

Navigating while someone else is driving doesn’t have to be difficult if you know what to do.


  • Step 1: Know the directions Have a map, a list of directions, or be sure that you know exactly where to go.
  • TIP: If you have a GPS in the car, take control of it.
  • Step 2: Sit in the front Sit in the front seat so you can pay attention to where the driver is going.
  • Step 3: Help the driver focus Help the driver focus by not distracting them with too much conversation. Don't let the driver to get off the path.
  • TIP: If there are other people in the car, don’t let them distract the driver.
  • Step 4: Give one step at a time Give one directional step at a time so as not to overwhelm the driver.
  • Step 5: Keep calm Don’t panic if the driver misses a turn. Find an alternative route using your map or your keen sense of direction.
  • FACT: Scientists have used GPS to track the movement patterns and feeding habits of deer.

You Will Need

  • Directions
  • A map
  • GPS (optional)

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