VAN DRIVERS COULD SAVE ON INSURANCE WITH NEW APP TRIAL

The insurance company Aviva has urged drivers to help them test and develop a new smartphone app, with the incentive of possibly receiving as much as a 20 per cent discount on their motoring premium.
Known as RateMyDrive, the innovative programme tracks the way vehicles are driven over the course of 200 miles at a time, taking into account the safety and speed at which corners are negotiated and speed is increased or lowered, creating a unique ‘profile' of the individual in control and then allowing Aviva to reward good drivers with lower insurance rates accordingly.
Systems such as this have already proven to be popular installations in Ford Transit vans, and with drivers in the US - on the other side of the Atlantic, in fact, around 80 per cent of vehicles now have ‘black box' style technology fitted.
This offer may be of interest to plenty of owners of vans in Dorset and across the UK, with fleet operators in particular always looking to make savings on their expenditure wherever possible.