As a young driver you hear the words "black box" or "black box insurance" and you think... interesting? Scary? Cool...
Well, believe it or not, black box insurance is becoming more and more common-place amongst the young driving community as it is helping to reduce the cost of car insurance for young drivers taking to the road for the first time.
What do you associate black boxes with?
It's a good question if you think about it - did you know, for example, that black boxes were originally (and still are) used in aircraft to record information about the flight? This is to record any instructions sent to any electronic system in the plane. They tend to get used for accident investigations, analysing safety issues in the air and engine performance, amongst other things.
A black box installed in a car essentially acts in a very similar manner, however, the main focus of a car's black box is to monitor mileage, speed, times the car is being driven and a number of other elements... all geared at keeping you, the driver safe and saving you money in the process.
So - are black boxes cool? Yes, of course - if they keep the cost of your young drivers insurance low, your parents happy and you safe then the argument for black box insurance far outweighs any negatives.
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