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How do i program to take popular or main route instead of shortest back road cross country route ?

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    how to set for short route or main route

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Go to Tools......Settings...... Navigation..... as your Route Preference chose Faster Time

under Avoidances make sure its Enabled and Highway is NOT checked to avoid

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Setting the Avoidances to Enabled and checking off the box beside the Unpaved Roads should avoid most back roads unless the back roads are paved.
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In the actual menu of your Nuvi there are different settings for getting to your destination via either
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Unfortunately quite often when the Nuvi is set to fastest route it will do all it can to get you onto the motorway or a main road as this is the way the software is set up. When in fastest route mode it cannot figure out that to go on the motorway in this instance is not the most convenient route for you to take at all.

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Sometimes this function is hard to work out as to which is the appropriate setting for a particular journey - you will need to experiment a bit with it but the general rule is if it is in fastest route mode it will look for motorways and main roads and ignore the convenient little back roads that we all know in our own locality.

You may find as general rule that if you plan a journey to somewhere thats within your local area its better to select shortest distance mode.

Fastest route may work better for longer journeys.

Hope this helps. Please do rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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