Is fitting black boxes in cars a boon or a threat?

Is fitting black boxes in cars a boon or a threat?

Soon more of us will be encouraged to have telematics devices fitted to our cars to lower insurance costs; but will it be at the cost of our driving freedom?

There’s a phrase that keeps repeating itself in my head as I write: “freedom of the road”. I suspect it has been lodged there for many a year — quite possibly since my first reading of the tale of Mr Toad in ‘The Wind in the Willows’.

Over the years it has come to stand for something we all hold very dear: the ability to get into a car of my choice at any time, and drive it wherever I want.

So I’m bothered by two burning questions: will this precious freedom be threatened if I consent to have a

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