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    with mine I just drive like I normally would, just have to be extra careful I don't speed!


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    (Original post by Runninground)
    Why?

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    Really? I think they are far less restrictive than people make out.
    Its not really the restrictiveness of them that makes them ****. I suppose they can be good in a sense that they give a chance for people to prove they arent a boy racer like young drivers are made out to be.
    The real problems with them are other things.
    Like the boxes recording false events. For example the box logging that the car was speeding down X road when the car was actually sat on the drive all along. Or speeding along X road when the car was actually being driven below the speed limit along Y road.That is more common than you think. I have heard of quite a few people that this has happened to. And with things like that it can be hard to prove that you are telling the truth.
    And they arent always cheaper than people make out. There have been countless times ive seen/read when people have got a substantially cheaper quote with a regular insurer than they have with the black box. And at renewal time as well, the renewal quote is sky high, even though the driving has been good all year, when you can go to a regular insurer and get it a lot cheaper.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Its not really the restrictiveness of them that makes them ****. I suppose they can be good in a sense that they give a chance for people to prove they arent a boy racer like young drivers are made out to be.
    The real problems with them are other things.
    Like the boxes recording false events. For example the box logging that the car was speeding down X road when the car was actually sat on the drive all along. Or speeding along X road when the car was actually being driven below the speed limit along Y road.That is more common than you think. I have heard of quite a few people that this has happened to. And with things like that it can be hard to prove that you are telling the truth.
    And they arent always cheaper than people make out. There have been countless times ive seen/read when people have got a substantially cheaper quote with a regular insurer than they have with the black box. And at renewal time as well, the renewal quote is sky high, even though the driving has been good all year, when you can go to a regular insurer and get it a lot cheaper.
    My insurance was £2000 last year and this year I have a renewal premium of just £490. I think that speaks for itself. I could never have got 2nd years insurance for under £500 on normal insurance.
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    (Original post by Runninground)
    My insurance was £2000 last year and this year I have a renewal premium of just £490. I think that speaks for itself. I could never have got 2nd years insurance for under £500 on normal insurance.
    You seem to have been pretty lucky price wise, but there are a lot of people who arent as lucky and cant get insure the box anywhere nearly as cheap.
 
 
 
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