Pay as you go car insurance

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  • Cornflake 18 Aug 2004 08:55:52 652 posts
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    Norwich union have started to test the pay as you go insurance scheme.

    They say they "The box records real-time vehicle usage and sends the data to Norwich Union securely using mobile technology." I wonder what sort of usage they mean, is it just distance and time of travelling. Or does it also include average speed etc...

    I think in theory is could work (not for everyone) but it could also be open to abuse (from both sides).
  • Destria 18 Aug 2004 10:43:27 2,815 posts
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    It's only a short distance from my house to the lake, and I'll drive there *really* slowly and carefully. I'll even indicate when turning onto the jetty!
  • RubyRed 18 Aug 2004 11:01:41 4,303 posts
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    I suppose it is fair to some extent. Hopefully those nuisance women who drive one kid in their Range Rovers to school every day will pay through the nose, in which case, it'd be worth the while. I don't like the thought of being 'tracked' like that though. The point of having a car is so that you can have freedom, and not to be watched.

    Edited by RubyRed at 10:02:16 18-08-2004
  • Cornflake 18 Aug 2004 11:07:54 652 posts
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    Are they going to grass you up for speeding every time you over take a dawdling bloody caravan?
    I can't seem to find out any more info as to how it all works.
  • Mike_Hunt 18 Aug 2004 11:26:51 23,512 posts
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    If I remember correctly, the plan was to track how far you went and where you went. So driving through a dodgy council estate would increase the cost per mile.

    [MH]
  • Mike_Hunt 18 Aug 2004 11:28:29 23,512 posts
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    Actually, I give it about a month before the box is cracked to only send 25% of the miles completed or something.

    /orders

    [MH]
  • ssuellid 18 Aug 2004 11:29:29 19,141 posts
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    Mike_Hunt wrote:
    So driving through a dodgy council estate would increase the cost per mile.

    So anywhere North of the Thames then?

    ;)
  • Cornflake 18 Aug 2004 13:56:57 652 posts
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    Seems they, check time, distance and speed.
    Linky
  • nickthegun 16 Jun 2011 12:07:55 55,848 posts
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    Skynet is watching you speeding

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    He totally called it

  • Dolly 16 Jun 2011 12:10:13 3,162 posts
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    What happens if you're using a garage courtesy car?
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