Log Books for learner drivers has been the topic of debate in the UK for many years but have never been put into practice. Pilots have to maintain meticulous records of their flying hours and their log books are part of the licence, yet car drivers do not have to prove anything other than the theory test and a 40 minute practical driving test.
A new Young Driver Log Book has been developed by Young Marmalade and this will be given to every customer that take up the learner driver insurance, which allows learners to practise in a family car. The Log Book is split into sections and will help co-ordinate the professional tuition and practice with friends and family, encouraging driving in a range of conditions. It is designed to highlight any areas that need additional training.
As an incentive to completing the Log Book, Young Marmalade will discount insurance when buying the first car through the new Intelligent Marmalade scheme.
Intelligent Marmalade uses training (as evidenced by the Log Book) and technology to help determine the risks posed by young inexperienced drivers. By monitoring aspects of driving such as braking, acceleration, cornering and speed, the insurance premiums are based on a better assessment of risk.