Six in 10 drivers say ‘black box’ insurance has made them safer
Six in 10 (62%) RAC Black Box Car Insurance customers say that having a device fitted in their car to monitor their driving behaviour has made them into better drivers.
The research, carried out with 1,359 RAC Black Box Car Insurance policyholders of varying ages, found that only over a quarter (26%) were not sure whether it had made any difference while only 12% were convinced it had not.
Of the 62% who felt their driving had improved, 69% claimed they had better awareness of what makes a safer driver while 58% said they now rarely exceed the speed limit and 44% stated their braking had become smoother. A total of 39% also said they now accelerate in a smoother way and 30% claimed they are better at keeping to a slower speed around bends.
Analysed by age, the research showed that 71% of drivers aged 17-20 said they’d become safer from using the technology – the highest proportion. The 24-44 age group was the next highest on 57%.