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Bell Black box

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As part of the Admiral Group, Bell car insurance is backed by a well-known name in the industry with a long history of providing insurance in the UK. Bell is specifically geared towards young drivers as it is based on telematics (black box) technology and younger, inexperienced drivers can benefit from their discount based on a six-month driving record.

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Bell’s black box is unlike those offered by other companies in that discounts are applicable after three months’ satisfactory driving. After that, your premiums won’t go up no matter your driving score and you are not restricted by curfews which could affect your driving score if you are out after a stated time. At the end of the three month time period, drivers become eligible for discounts or cashback offers.

Unlike some other black boxes, Bell’s version is a Plug and Drive device. If you should change vehicles, simply unplug the unit and carry it over to the new vehicle. However, you should be aware that anyone driving your car will influence your personal driving score as there is no way to ascertain who is behind the wheel. If you choose to let someone drive your car, they should be named on your policy as a driver and should be cognisant of the fact that they can have an impact on your score.

The company will keep you updated on your skills as a driver via email and they pledge not to increase your premiums based on those skills during the contracted policy period.

Bell’s black box technology can be seen as an incentive to help young drivers improve their skills as well as a way to fast-track discounts usually only available to more experienced drivers.

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Black box (also known as telematics or pay-as-you-go) insurance policies offer personalised premiums based on how you drive.

Your insurer will measure how safely you drive by using a small device fitted to your car. This will track your mileage as well as factors like acceleration, braking, and the times you drive, so your insurer can take these factors into account when working out the cost of your premiums.

Features of the Bell Plug & Drive policy:

- Black box device to be used for up to the first 6 months of cover

- No curfews (however night time driving may affect your driving score)

- Discounts available at renewal if good driving is demonstrated

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8am - 10pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 6pm

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