1. Keep checking the app
The app is there to help you assess your driving data frequently, so you can make sure you are driving safely and within the limits of your policy.
Always bear in mind your speed when cornering, especially when driving on unfamiliar roads.
Don’t presume that it is acceptable to drive around corners at great speed if you are familiar with the area. You black box will not be aware of your familiarity.
Always leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so if they do stop suddenly for whatever reason, you also have enough time to slow down/stop.
Remember: The 2 second gap!
Did you know?! The typical stopping distance at 30mph is 6 car lengths!! And this increases to 24 car lengths at 70mph!!!
Easy enough…watch your speed! Take your time.
If you’re setting off from a stationary position keep your revs low.
The box and app are there to educate, not penalise. Ensure that you pay attention if you are educated, the information you will receive is invaluable!
Ensure that your car is regularly maintained for the best possible performance.
Look ahead for any possible risks that could occur and plan in advance how to deal with them so you do not panic last minute.
9. No sudden movements
Take your time and ensure the road is clear and safe to make your manoeuvre. Slow and steady wins the race!!
10. Be safe
Do not eat, drink or use your mobile phone whilst driving. It isn’t worth the risk…or the £100 penalty if you are caught!!