Let God not PM show us the way

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By MARK HINCH­LIFFE

MO­TORISTS would rather God showed them the way than the PM.

The voice of ac­tor Mor­gan Free­man as ‘‘God’’ has topped a na­tional poll of spo­ken sat­nav direc­tions while Prime Min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard was the sec­ond-least favoured be­hind Bat­man.

The AAMI sur­vey of their 45,000 Face­book fol­low­ers also of­fered lit­tle sup­port for Op­po­si­tion Leader Tony Ab­bott who polled third be­hind the PM.

Other favourite voices were ac­tors and for­mer Bron­cos cap­tain, gruffvoiced Dar­ren Lock­yer who tied with Hol­ly­wood star Christo­pher Walken.

Wives, hus­bands and part­ners were among the least favoured for voice direc­tions.

AAMI also yes­ter­day re­leased a na­tional Newspoll sur­vey of more than 3000 driv­ers which found men most likely to lis­ten to sat­nav direc­tions.

Spokesman Reuben Aitchi­son said 64 per cent of males used a GPS de­vice to find their way as op­posed to only 50 per cent of fe­males.

‘‘In the past, the man was con­fi­dent he could find his own way,’’ he said. ‘‘It was a point of hon­our, some­times known as stub­born­ness. Their long-suf­fer­ing wives and girl­friends, mean­while, in­sisted on ask­ing for direc­tions, know­ing full well it would have to hap­pen even­tu­ally. Now the won­ders of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy have turned this time­honoured tus­sle on its head and brought peace to the front seat. At least as far as direc­tions are con­cerned.’’

Mor­gan Free­man as God, 169 votes A favourite ac­tor, 25 Fam­ily Guy char­ac­ter Stewie Grif­fin, 20

Harry Pot­ter ac­tor Alan Rick­man, 19

League leg­end Dar­ren Lock­yer, 16 Bat­man Ju­lia Gil­lard Tony Ab­bott

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