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DrivePlus and telematics insurance: What you need to know

DrivePlus is our telematics insurance - also known as black box car insurance. Based on the driver monitoring technology of telematics, it’s designed to capture how, when and where your car is driven. At Direct Line we use telematics insurance to better understand how you drive, analyse your performance and give you feedback on your driving style. This way we can offer you premiums based on your driving record. Simply put, if you drive safely, you could save money.

We call this DrivePlus.

How it works


Plug-in

Take out a DrivePlus policy and we’ll send you the DrivePlus Plug-in. It’s so easy to set up, once you plug it in, it will do the rest.


Drive

As you drive, the DrivePlus Plug-in will monitor your driving behaviour for things like braking, and acceleration.


Observe

Check your driving score and how well you’re driving on our DrivePlus Portal.  


Save

If you drive safely, you’ll be rewarded with a discounted premium at renewal based on your driving score.


The DrivePlus Plug-in: Our black box car insurance

 

Take out a DrivePlus policy and you may be eligible for a discount of up to 25%*

 

Make your life on the road safer. Discover DrivePlus Plug-in and make it work for you.

  • What kind of driver are you? Monitor and improve your driving with data collected from the plug-in device.
  • How much money can you save? Benefit from an upfront discount of up to 25%* on your car insurance when you buy our black box car insurance policy.
  • How can you get it? When you take out a car insurance policy with Direct Line, you’ll be asked to opt-in to a DrivePlus Telematics policy and enter the code DRIVEPLUS. After you have purchased the policy we’ll send you the DrivePlus Plug-in by post - it’s incredibly easy to install it yourself.
 
 
 

* If you’re a young driver, under-25 you can get an upfront discount, with drivers under-21 getting a discount up to 25%. Older drivers with high premiums (over £600) may also receive a discount. Those with low premiums may pay extra in their first year to receive the box and access to the DrivePlus Portal.The DrivePlus Plug-in is only available for cars manufactured later than 2002.

 

The DrivePlus Portal

 

Find out how you can become a better, safer driver

 

There are a lot of great reasons to use our portal.

This is where you can…

  • Learn about how you drive
  • View a summary of your journey data
  • Get feedback on your driving score
  • Track your car’s location from anywhere
  • Get information on your car’s health

The DrivePlus App

 

Try DrivePlus before you buy with our smartphone app

 

Wondering what your phone can do for your driving?  

Download our free try before you buy DrivePlus App now and start understanding your driving score. When you’ve recorded 200 miles, the app will give you a DrivePlus code. Using this code you could get up to 10% off your DrivePlus policy (minimum premium applies) based on and how well you’ve driven.