Despite the proliferation of sat-navs and digital technology, two thirds of drivers still rely on their trusty map for planning their journeys, with only 17 per cent relying solely on a sat nav, according to a survey by AA. However, young drivers are the least likely to use a map, with 43 per cent instead choosing to revert to using their sat nav alone; 35 per cent of respondents claim to use both their sat nav and an atlas to plan a route. Mike Parker, mapping expert and author of Mapping the Roads, said: 'Technology has brought us in-car navigation systems to make getting around without a human navigator far easier. However, there are numerous tales of those who rely solely on this technology finding themselves in either completely the wrong location or on inappropriate roads for their vehicles. 'With a good map, you can quite literally see the bigger picture, get a sense of the context of the landscape through which you're travelling and hunt down some unexpected gems along the way. 'The younger generation may be changing the way maps are used but even those using sat navs are still dependent on the mapping behind the devices, so maps and mapping the roads are still vital for the future of road travel.î Regionally, 40 per cent of drivers in Eastern England use a sat nav and a printed map, compared to just 27 per cent in Scotland; 20 per cent of London drivers rely on sat navs alone compared with 14 per cent in the South West, suggesting drivers in the capital may be slightly more tech-savvy. 11 per cent of all drivers plan their route and take written instructions, with just 5 per cent of 18-24 year olds doing so in comparison to 15 per cent of over 65s; only nine per cent of this older age bracket has removed their use of maps completely. It's definitely clear that younger people are more confident and trusting in new technology than the older generations.