telematics car insurance

Telematics car insurance for young drivers

Telematics car insurance for young drivers will track your driving and can give you cheaper insurance. Also, know as Black Box Car Insurance and Smart Box Car Insurance

What is telematics car insurance?

Telematics car insurance is all about a small “Black Box” the size of a Smartphone fitted to the car hidden under the dashboard.

The black box tracks and feeds information on how you drive back to your own “Telematics App” allowing you to view your driving skills.

Telematics car insurance helps you to monitor your driving and rewards responsible drivers with cheaper insurance.

The key functions tracked by the black box are:

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Cornering
  • Loation – type of roads you drive on
  • Time of the day you are driving

Telematics car insurance technology can:

  • Track the location of a car if stolen
  • Acts as an independent witness to an accident, and can assist in managing a claim.

Telematics dashboard

With “Black Box” technology, your driving details are sent to your online dashboard. You will be able to see how safely you drive helping to improve your knowledge and skills.

Your dashboard will also show:

  • If you accelerate fast
  • If you brake hard
  • How far you drive
  • If you drive on rural roads or motorways

Telematics car insurance premiums based on your driving not other drivers

The time of day you drive, as well as your driving habits, can make a big difference on your driving record. For example, road accidents are far more likely to occur at night and during rush hour than at other times of day.

Black Box insurance allows the insurer to adjust your insurance premiums to reflect more accurately the risk of a claim.

Night time driving curfew

Driving between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am are stats wise the riskier times, and some telematics car insurance providers impose a curfew between this period.

Experienced driver to your car insurance

The insurer will often require you to add a parent or other experienced driver to the policy, this will also help to keep the insurance premiums lower!

No claims discount

With Black Box insurance policies, there are always marketing offers such as “Points Schemes” or “No Penalties for Late Night Driving”. Great, but don’t forget to think ahead!

Does the insurance policy also offer a No Claims discount with a maximum discount for safe driving at the end of the 12 month period?

Provisional licence holders!

A few insurers, Marmalade Insurance, for instance, also offer telematics car insurance to learner drivers as well as full licence holders.

You can take out Black Box insurance while learning to drive with family or friend’s and continue with the insurance after passing your driving test.

Useful links – Car insurance

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