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I will start learning to drive in about 2 and a half months but I am gassed about driving and can't wait to pass. I was looking ahead at insurance and caught off guard how much it costs but then I looked into black boxes.

I read that black boxes track your speed, when you travel and cap the amount of miles you can use your car in a year. Well if I am honest I will only use my car for social stuff but will I not be able to go out late at night with my mates or go on long trips up north etc.?

Is it too restrictive or are they quite laxed/forgiving?
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(Original post by saynuttin69)
I will start learning to drive in about 2 and a half months but I am gassed about driving and can't wait to pass. I was looking ahead at insurance and caught off guard how much it costs but then I looked into black boxes.

I read that black boxes track your speed, when you travel and cap the amount of miles you can use your car in a year. Well if I am honest I will only use my car for social stuff but will I not be able to go out late at night with my mates or go on long trips up north etc.?

Is it too restrictive or are they quite laxed/forgiving?
Don't get one.
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I will start learning to drive in about 2 and a half months but I am gassed about driving and can't wait to pass. I was looking ahead at insurance and caught off guard how much it costs but then I looked into black boxes.

I read that black boxes track your speed, when you travel and cap the amount of miles you can use your car in a year. Well if I am honest I will only use my car for social stuff but will I not be able to go out late at night with my mates or go on long trips up north etc.?

Is it too restrictive or are they quite laxed/forgiving?
Black boxes can be a good way to save money on your insurance but they are strict with restrictions depending on the company, e.g. speed. If you find yourself speeding over the limit a few times, you might find your insurance policy is cancelled, which can make finding a new insurance policy difficult or very expensive.
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