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My Nuvi 300 won't use the highways

Even when set on the fastest route, my Nuvi 300 always avoids the highways. If I drive on the highway, it tells me to take the nearest exit. Please help.

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Please see this link for more info. It sounds like you have the avoidances for highways set.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1715473-just_like_know_tell_garmin

- Jim

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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According to the Garmin site:

Question: Why does my nuvi route me off highways and through small side
roads?

Answer:
If your nuvi routes you off of the highway and puts you on small side
streets, usually there is a simple navigational settings change that should
resolve the issue for you.

From the 'Where to?'/'View Map' screen:

Touch the 'Wrench' icon.
Touch 'Navigation' icon.¹

On this menu there will be a 'Route Preference' and 'Avoidances' menu
option.

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sometimes route you off of a highway to put you on a more direct route. Try
setting the 'Route Preference' to 'Faster Time' and see if that makes a
difference in how the unit routes you.

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