Presenting ingenie to the Insurance Times Awards panel
We were very pleased to hear a couple of weeks ago that we were shortlisted for an Insurance Times Award. We worked hard on our entry so it was fantastic to see our name on the list of finalists.
I went to London yesterday for the next stage, to talk about a part of ingenie that's at the heart of what we do: our driver behaviour team.
These advisors are all young, trained in psychology and work with our most reckless drivers to help them avoid being involved in a crash. In short, it's very clever stuff.
Chrissy, one of our driver behaviour experts, came with me to present and we had 10 minutes to explain what we've been doing, share the impact that we're having on young driver safety and answer any questions fired at us.
We both could have talked for hours about the subject but the waiting area looked like a busy labour ward - lots of pacing - so a strict 10 minutes was all we had to make our case.
Some best bits:
The number of ingenie drivers getting highly dangerous feedback fell by 21% for the first half of this year as compared with last year.
This shows that our work with the driver behaviour team is making a difference to our community's driving.
74% of drivers getting a call from an advisor like Chrissy improve after 10 days, 83% after 20 days and 90% after 1 month.
From these figures we can see that long-term behaviour change is being achieved.
With ingenie, only 1 in 8 drivers crashes in their first 6 months on the road compared to 1 in 5 nationally.
So we can see that all the work we put in to help drivers improve has a big impact.
And the winner is...
The winners of this year's Insurance Times Awards will be announced at the ceremony on 2 December, at Battersea Evolution in London.
Keep your fingers crossed for ingenie!
By Richard King
As founder of ingenie, Richard is passionate about helping young drivers get on the road safely and affordably. He appears on TV campaigning to improve young driver safety.