One of the nation’s largest insurance comparison sites recently announced that a new insurer – a telematics specialist – has joined its panel.
One of the most in-demand types of vehicle insurance due to its ability to save drivers of both personal and commercial vehicles on their premium payments, telematics-based insurance records the behaviour of a driver whilst behind the wheel, awarding them with lowered premiums in exchange for responsible driving. Van insurance policyholders have been very interested in the technology, as it can also be used to provide evidence in cases concerning duty of care, as information such as how fast a commercial vehicle was traveling can be used to settle legal disputes.
The comparison site’s newest insurer, a firm that has specialised in telematics insurance primarily for personal motors, offers a range of options to its customers. A driver taking out insurance with the firm gains 6,000 miles for the year, with more miles available for purchase later, while safe drivers are rewarded with an additional 100 miles as a bonus each month and offers lowered premium prices for any safe driver that renews their policy after the end of the year.
The new firm joins three other telematics-based providers on the comparison site’s panel, a change that was made to provide peace of mind for customers, says the website’s spokesperson, Gareth Kloet. The comparison site was pleased to be able to offer a larger range of choice for those customers looking for telematics-based policies, Mr Kloet added.