insurethebox urges drivers to help facilitate learner drivers as they hit the road, again
On 29th June 2020, the DVLA announced the resumption of driving lessons in England, in the latest phase of combative methods to help get the country moving again. This follows a three-month suspension for tests and lessons imposed by the Government’s recent lockdown, as a result of Covid-19.
insurethebox, the telematics car insurance pioneer have issued a caution for drivers across the UK to facilitate the easing of restrictions on these measures; by reminding drivers to remain patient and mindful of learners on the roads, who may not have driven for a prolonged period.
Theory tests are set to resume in England from 4th July, with stipulations to enforce social distancing measures. Practical driving tests will see a resumption in service from 22nd July; thereby allowing learner drivers to have an adequate amount of time to take refresher lessons, and practice their driving prior to their testing date.
Gary Stewart, Service Manager at insurethebox emphasises the importance of mature drivers giving learners time to regain their confidence:
“The imposed lockdown restrictions have undoubtedly changed the landscape of our roads in recent months; with no learner drivers present and fewer drivers taking to the roads.
The apparent time away from driving will likely affect the skills and capabilities of younger drivers, who may not have driven since mid-March; we therefore urge our customers and other drivers across England to allow for this learning curve to take place and be more mindful of new drivers.
Remain patient and keep your distance to avoid any untimely stoppages or mistakes.”
With over 5 billion miles of driving data and an award-winning speed reduction campaign, insurethebox is an expert in educating young drivers and influencing driving behaviours. The insurer reported on the lockdown driving trends of their customers in June1, stating that young drivers significantly reduced their speeding after active communication.
“We believe that education plays an enormous part in young driver safety, and continue to adapt our communication campaigns and social media content to mark higher-risk periods like these”, Gary Stewart.
insurethebox fits ‘black boxes’ to customers’ cars in order for them to track their driving through an online portal, and earn rewards for driving safely. A personalised premium is calculated based on the driver’s data at renewal.
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Notes to Editors
Insure The Box Limited launched in June 2010 with its first product, insurethebox, and now holds over 5 billion miles of driving data and associated claims. As well as insurethebox and drive like a girl (another Insure The Box brand) it also administers other telematics offerings. Insurethebox is owned by Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe Limited, part of the major Japanese insurance group MS&AD Holdings, Inc. The group is taking a leading role in the development of technologies that will change the face of motor insurance and the way we view the car.