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Insure Safer Driving

Monday 24th June 2013, Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall - ingenie hosted over 100 guests including journalists, TV, road safety experts and our insurance partners to debate the future of road safety for young drivers ahead of the government publishing their much anticipated green paper.


BBC's Jon Sopel was our host, and introduced our first guest speaker, Max Mosley - Chairman of Global NCAP, former boss of the FIA and someone who has done so much to improve road safety.

Insure Safer Driving- Jon Sopel, Max Mosley

Jon then introduced ingenie ambassador and investor Gary Lineker who described his own experiences as a father of four sons and the nervousness he had when his boys took to the road for the first time - but how using ingenie gave him peace of mind.

TV presenter Sophie Morgan talked about her car crash which left her paralysed and the work she is now doing to campaign for better education for young drivers.

Insure Safer Driving Gary Lineker, Sophie Morgan

Then our CEO Richard King spoke passionately on how the vast majority of our community have improved their driving, and therefore reduced the number of crashes.

Finally, former Top Gear presenter Quentin Willson explained what we hope to see in the Government's Green Paper.

Insure Safer Driving Richard King, Quentin Willson

Together the speakers highlighted the need for:

  • Tools such as Drive iQ to help improve young people's risk assessment and hazard perception
  • A minimum number of hours that is required before learner drivers are permitted to take their test
  • Post test monitoring systems such as ingenie to help young drivers continue to improve both their driving skills and attitude

What then followed was a debate on the future of road safety, chaired by Jon.


Panellists from left to right:

  • Dr Lisa Dorn – Cranfield University
  • Adrian Walsh – Director of RoadSafe
  • Ian McIntosh – CEO, RED Driving School
  • Bob Skerrett – Global Telematics Lead, RSA
  • Andy Watson – CEO, Ageas UK
  • Steve Broughton – Chairman, ingenie
  • Jon Sopel - Host and BBC presenter

When the Government finally presents their Green Paper, we hope they will have taken on board some of the opinions and advice laid out today from experts in the private sector.

Thanks to everyone who attended and for their contribution.

More photos, videos and speaker details can be found here

Luke Eales

By Luke Eales

Luke joined ingenie in 2011 and currently heads the marketing team. He passed his test aged 19, and his first car was a black Peugeot 206. You can follow Luke on Twitter and .

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ingenie is a car insurance brand for young drivers aged 17-25. We fit a black box in your car to assess your driving style. We'll review your policy 3 times a year and those who drive well could receive a discount.

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