Driver watch: Ireland’s young drivers could soon be legally required to have their driving activities monitored if one of the country’s leading insurance companies has their way – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Driver watch: Ireland’s young drivers could soon be legally required to have their driving activities monitored if one of the country’s leading insurance companies has their way




Young drivers across the country could soon be legally required to have their driving activities monitored if one leading motor insurance company as their way.

The company behind the latest call to have young drivers under the age of 25 monitored by so called driver apps, AIG say the system which has been used by insurance companies in recent years should be made mandatory in order to prevent further fatalities on Irish roads.

According to The Irish Sun, AIG who currently use telematics devices such as BoxyMo, XLNTdriver Mobile App and AIG Box Clever should be placed on the cars of all those who are currently under the age of 25.

The company say the implementation of such a law is clearly a no-brainer as recent statistics have sh0wn that companies who have used the technology in the past have reduced the number of road traffic incidents amongst young people.

AIG say the technology is a must as it encourages young drivers to drive safely and act responsibly whilst behind the wheel as any reckless behaviour ultimately results in them having their insurance policy increased or removed from them completely. 

The company’s proposal comes after they suspect a young motorists policy earlier this year after they were caught speeding doing 193kmh 0n motorway.

They also say the new law is a must as it would prevent further fatalities on Irish roads. 

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