Discover how Black Box Insurance can help your child get on the road in a more afforable way, and develop their driving skills
When it comes to helping your child get on the road for the first time, it can be difficult to know where to start - plus the cost of lessons, a car and and insurance all add up! Choosing insurance with black box technology can help make the costs a bit more manageble, and reduces the risk of accidents².
Marmalade Black Box Insurance
We’ve got a handy tool to help you figure it out - simply answer a few questions and we’ll show you the options that may suit your young driver best
Cover at every stage
From learner, to full licence and beyond – we have young drivers covered and the price won't go up when they pass their driving test!
Young drivers have the freedom to drive day and night with no unfair curfews or night-time driving restrictions
Young driver earns NCD!
With our annual insurance they earn their own No Claims Discount whether they're driving their own car or are sharing a parent's car.
Our drivers are safer drivers
This smart technology makes our drivers are 3 times safer¹ than the national average, offering you peace of mind!
Can Black Box Insurance make my child a safer driver?
It absolutely can encourage safe driving habits, and the stats speak for themselves, as Marmalade Black Box Insurance policyholders are 72% less likely to be involved in an accident than the national average². Of course, the black box doesn't magically improve their driving, but it does encourage them to be more conscious of their driving style - particularly if they are keen to earn their own No Claims Discount at renewal!
Will there be restrictions on their driving?
Nope! We certainly don’t believe there should be – why shouldn’t a young person be able to go out after 10pm? We champion young drivers to be the best possible versions of themselves, so we don’t enforce any curfews or night-time driving restrictions.
How does it work?
Put simply, the black box device is fitted to the car, and whenever the car is driven the box will record data from that journey. With Marmalade’s insurance, the device is monitoring acceleration, braking, and average speed. Journeys are scored Green, Red and Amber based on the data received, and the safer the journey, the better the score! We're not big brother - journeys are only flagged to us if they're driving at risk and have incurred a red journey. Most of our policyholders drive safely and in the green - which all adds up, as our safest drivers earn an extra discount at renewal.
Would my driving be monitored?
If you are driving your child's car as a named driver on their Black Box Insurance policy then your journeys will be taken into account, as we don't know who is driving. However, if the young driver is driving your car using our Named Young Driver Insurance policy, then whilst the journey will be recorded, it won't be taken into account - as the young driver will be logging their journey's with an app.
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