Discounts for learning with RED Driving SchoolRichard King, ingenie founder & CEO: In the last week we've announced that customers of RED Driving School who have had 10 or more hours of driving lessons can get a 5% discount on their car insurance with ingenie.
Why? Because RED Driving School's learner education goes beyond just teaching young people the skill of handling a car - it also covers having the right attitude towards driving when it comes to speeding, distractions and peer pressure once you've got your licence.
I'm delighted to be working with RED, not only because they're the biggest driving school in the UK, but also because they really get young drivers. They see that there's more to learning to drive than just training to pass the test.
This is important because 95% of crashes involving young people can be linked to attitude and behaviour.
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We understand that getting on the road for the first time can be really expensive and are trying to help where we can. The government suggests new drivers have 47 hours of professional tuition, backed up by as much private practice as possible. If someone has purchased at least 10 hours of tuition with RED, then we know they're on the right track, and that's why we'll give them a 5% discount on the starting price of their insurance.
And of course, whether or not you learned with RED, the opportunity to save money doesn't stop there. Just like any other ingenie customer, you'll still be eligible for quarterly discounts totalling 10% throughout the year for good driving.
Throw in the fact that black box insurance is up to 30% cheaper from the word go, and that ingenie premium renewal prices drop by half on average after your first successful no-claims year on the road with us, it demonstrates that we're playing our part in trying to make insurance more affordable for young drivers.
For full details and to find out if you're eligible, please visit www.ingenie.com/RED
ingenie and RED Driving School today announce what is believed to be the first deal in the UK between a driving school and an insurance provider that directly rewards and encourages better driving.
ingenie is now offering a 5% discount to all new drivers who have had 10 or more hours of professional tuition with RED Driving School. For the average 17 year-old customer, this represents a saving of around £100 on their annual premium.
ingenie, which uses a telematics black box to measure how safely its 17-25 year old policyholders are driving, is able to offer this discount because its data shows that on average RED drivers are safer.
As part of the insurance, a black box is fitted out of sight in the car and collects data on how the car is being driven. The ingenie box assesses individual driving styles and driver feedback is available via the ingenie mobile app and online.
Key areas of driving assessed include speed, cornering, braking and acceleration. The price is reviewed every 3 months and the best drivers could receive a further discount of up to 10% in the first year - so if they drive well, they could pay less. 70% of ingenie drivers have received a discount for good driving after their ingenie feedback. Within the existing ingenie community of young drivers, those who were trained at a RED Driving School have been found to drive more safely, making the combination of RED's tuition and ingenie's on-going feedback a perfect match.
"RED Driving School is all about giving its learners the skills and confidence to pass their test and to drive safely beyond the test stage. We have an on-going commitment to ensuring new drivers who pass their test are extremely safety conscious in a bid to make Britain's roads a safer place to drive. This insurance deal with ingenie helps to reward young drivers for safe driving by reducing their insurance costs. We hope that by rewarding safer driving, we will encourage safer driving," said Ian McIntosh, Chief Executive at RED Driving School.
Commenting on the RED discount, Richard King, founder and CEO at ingenie said: "RED and ingenie are two organisations coming together to help young drivers get on the road for less, and to do it safely. In that spirit we are delighted to be able to further incentivise our customers with this discount, because we're seeing that RED learners are generally safer than other new drivers.
"Getting on the road can be hugely expensive when you're young, so giving a significant insurance discount for RED-trained drivers will make a big difference to our customers. This is, of course, the first of a number of discounts our customers could earn - including quarterly discounts for good driving, and renewal prices which are on average half the customer's starting price."