Drivers 20% more likely to be in a car accident during the winter months

Drivers 20% more likely to be in a car accident during the winter months

With temperatures plunging(1) , Insure The Box urges young motorists to take extra care on the roads.

London, 12th January 2017 – With weather conditions this winter set to be more frightful than delightful for motorists, Insure The Box, global pioneers of telematics-based car insurance, is urging young drivers to take extra care in the challenging conditions. This comes as Insure The Box analysis reveals that accidents increase by 20% amongst drivers(2)during the winter months.

Simon Rewell, Road Safety Manager for Insure The Box says: “Driving in winter presents motorists with much more challenging road conditions. The darker, shorter days, coupled with increased chance of ice and snow increases risk for all road users. In addition, clear and sunny winter days often result in strong glare, which can be blinding for road users driving into the sun. Young, inexperienced drivers are particularly vulnerable as hazardous conditions will be a completely new experience. Therefore they, and all drivers, should take extra care to ensure their safety whilst driving this winter as well as considering whether or not it is necessary to drive at all – it really is better to be safe than sorry.”

Around 700,000 motorists pass their practical driving test each year(3)and for many driving in the harsher winter weather conditions will be a first. Insure The Box has therefore, compiled some top tips for safe driving in the winter months.

Insure The Box Limited launched in June 2010 with its first product; insurethebox, and is the UK’s largest telematics (or black box) insurance provider, now holding over 3 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. Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company of Europe Limited (ANDIE), subsidiary of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Limited and part of the major Japanese insurance group MS&AD Holdings, Inc., acquired the majority stake in Box Innovation Group Limited (which is the 100% owner of Insure The Box) in March 2015. Together they are taking a leading role in the development of technologies that will change the face of motor insurance and the way we view the car.