Updated for iOS 13 compatibility.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a good app for a new driver with a black box however, the issue I have with this is the punishment of road risk to your score. I live on a suburban road in a quiet area and it has a road rating of 1. The extra information says that it’s a complex road layout or frequent to a high crash rate. Now I’ve lived on this road my whole life and there’s been 1 accident... 1! I get poor scores every day because I have to drive on my road and the link road above to get home.
This also is a stupid scoring system as there is no logic to it. I drive from work on a dual carriage way which is a high road risk which is understandable, but the only alternative route is through a main road around many pedestrian hotspots like a town or a shopping area. That is a longer route and predominantly a higher risk due to the higher frequency of cars pulling out from side roads and pedestrians crossing the roads.
I drive perfectly on the other sections but the road risk is either a 1 or 2 every journey because of that measuring system. It needs a review based on actual real life scenarios. What’s riskier? Driving on one slip road and then off at the next or driving through a highly populated area with more risks than a short dual carriage journey? Why is a suburban road a higher risk than a motorway with a higher crash rate than it?
Other than that it’s a great and easy app to use with easy to read information panels and scoring system with a helpful journey tracker.
I am constantly getting low scores for accelerating and braking on short journies around my local area as of course, there are lots of junctions and roundabouts etc. On long journies my score suddenly skyrockets up to 90 or above with perfect score for accelerating and braking just because I can maintain my speed better on a motorway. I’m not braking “too harshly”, I’m simply braking normally for junctions. I have tried everything including putting brakes on really early before junction so the braking is incredibly slow but it’s still giving me poor scores for short journies...
Not even 1 star.
Not even worth 1 star. I driver to and around London this week- got me a 93 score which I was amazed by- considering this including driving around London to get to my destination which I would class as ‘high risk’ roads. However every 2 mike journey I make to work and back, every day- Monday to Friday, 7:30am to work and 3:00pm back just for clarification, gets me an average of 41 points because of the ‘high risk’ roads I use (one being the one I actually live on I have discovered). How am I meant to get around this? Today was the last resort before complaining- I drove 0.3 miles to the local petrol station and got a score of 19!! I could not believe it- due to the ‘high risk’ roads. I am absolutely fed up with this black box already and don’t blame others being fed up with it either. In hindsight I’d rather of paid the extra £400 or whatever it was as I’m sure it’ll cost me and every other person with this black box an extra substantial amount of money if we renew with DirectLine. Great work DirectLine...
- Direct Line Insurance Group plc
- 53 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Direct Line Insurance Group Plc.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.