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DfT wants telematics research before young driver green paper

3 February 2014

Road Safety GB reports that DfT has ruled out publishing a green paper on young driver safety until it has more research into how telematics can improve driving behaviour.

Post, a publication and website for the insurance industry, says that news that the DfT wants to conduct research into the safety benefits of telematics (via TRL) emerged during a Westminster Hall debate hosted by Robert Goodwill, parliamentary under-secretary of state for transport.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI), the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) and several telematics providers including Ingenie, Marmalade, Insure the Box and Carrot Insurance, were represented at the event.

The Post article says that “telematics dominated the agenda”, but the ABI’s recommendation for graduated driver licensing received less attention. The article alos suggests that the government is no longer exploring the option of imposing a nighttime curfew for young drivers.

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