'Black box' technology for young
YOUNG drivers in border
counties are to have black boxes fitted to their
cars as part of a major new study to detect risky
behaviour that can lead to road crashes.
The ground-breaking study, the first of its kind in
Ireland, is being undertaken at Trinity College
Dublin in collaboration with leading accident
management company CRASH Services.
50 young drivers are to have black
boxes fitted to their cars.
It will involve more
than 50 young and inexperienced drivers - the
majority of whom are from border counties - having a
‘black box’ telematics device fitted to their cars.
Martin McRandal of CRASH Services said the company
believed the deployment of quality telematics
solutions "can help to make Ireland's roads safer”.
“This is the first academic study of its type to be
conducted in Ireland. Currently there is no tangible
evidence to prove or disprove the effectiveness of
this technology in reducing road risk. The results,
when they are published in August, will be of
benefit to everyone with an interest in road safety,
including government and government agencies, fleet
operators and insurance providers," he said.