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The Co-Operative Insurance Smartbox Rewards You for Safe Driving

 - Jun 15, 2011
References: co-operativeinsurance & springwise
The Co-Operative Insurance is a British company who has debuted a revolutionary new program that could help drivers aged 17 to 25 drive safer than ever before. The program is a pay-as-you go insurance plan that uses a device called a Smartbox, which measures young adult and teen drives in four areas: cornering, speed, breaking and acceleration, and the time of day at which the vehicle is being driven.

All of these measurements are calculated every four months and the driver is assessed an insurance policy based on their driving behavior. Teen drivers are notoriously tough to insure, which makes a program like this so great as it gives young drivers the chance to earn a lower insurance rate.

The Co-Operative Insurance Smartbox is expected to save young drivers an average of $537 a year. Here's hoping this program makes it stateside sometime soon.