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Warm weather sees increase in dangerous driving

20 March 2014

Last weekend (15th – 16th March) was the first sunny weekend of the year and award winning black box insurers ingenie noticed that it triggered a dramatic increase in poor driving among a minority of its policyholders.

ingenie customers receive regular feedback on their driving, and if they are sent a ‘black message’ they’ve done what would be considered a ‘licence losing event’, such as driving 30mph over the speed limit.

The data showed a sudden increase in dangerous driving, with a 120% increase in the number of black messages issued during the weekend.

Getting a black message means a driver will miss out on the chance to earn discounts on their insurance until next quarter, but more importantly it probably means that these drivers are driving dangerously.

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