Could You Be Penalised For Doing This?

Young motorists who drive below the speed limit could still be deemed ‘unsafe’ by insurers reviewing their black box data.

Some insurance companies offering telematics policies, which assess how a new driver behaves behind the wheel, are no longer using the speed limits on roads as a measure of risk for new drivers.

Instead, they are comparing a new licence holder’s speed against the average speeds of more experienced motorists to determine if they’re travelling too fast – mainly on ‘rural’ A and B roads.

That means someone who has recently passed their test could be judged to be driving dangerously quickly on a stretch of road even if they’re 15mph below the indicated limit, with the cost of their premiums increasing as a result.

Young motorists could be penalised by insurers for driving too fast even if they’re 15mph BELOW the speed limit

  • Some telematics insurers no longer measure young drivers against limits
  • Instead some compare it to the average speed of experienced motorists
  • A database of 100,000 seasoned drivers has been created as a comparison
  • It means new drivers staying under designated limits could see premiums rise
  • Speed limit signs give new drivers a ‘false sense of security’, some claim

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-4640098/Insurers-penalise-young-drivers-speed-limit.html

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