Insurance company introduces 'T' plateWatch
"In 2011, Co-op Insurance pioneered the use of telematics for Young Drivers, and continuing to build on that history, we now want to raise awareness of the issues they’re facing out on the roads. As a direct response to the findings of the report, we’re launching a nationwide pilot of a pioneering new concept, the T-plate.
Backed by road safety charity Brake and RED driving school, this is a new solution designed to help young drivers feel safer on the road. The plate looks similar to an ‘L’ or a ‘P’ plate and will indicate to other road users that the vehicle is fitted with a black box and so the driver will be driving safely, to the speed limit and in line with the law – something that every driver should do, regardless of the type of insurance cover they have."
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It's just for anxiety reduction? I hope the Gov doesn't end up backing this in any way because no offence to any people with mental health but it would be a massive waste of tax money. Good for COOP for the report though, interesting to read, but I don't think this is the solution myself...
Most reasonable drivers don't expect you to do anything except drive as is appropriate. If it's a 30 road and it's safe to do 30 that's all anyone can want of you.
If you're doing something daft like 20 and holding people up when there is absolutely no reason to do so, it is quite rightly going to piss people off.
Most pointless idea and if anything its just advertisement for companies to sell these "cheap" boxes to new drivers who don't have a lot of money when in reality box insurance is what causes the anxiety and lack of confidence in first place....when i had one all i thought about was oh better not brake hard here or i better not accelerate too quickly and worrying about your score after every trip and nervous about them canceling it.. even if this shite is added nobody will use it so who cares.