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Featured driver: Hanna Hewitt

Featured driver: Hanna Hewitt  

Hanna found ingenie through Twitter while she was desperately searching for a way to make her insurance more affordable.

Hanna was aware that she lives in a high risk post code, so she didn't think she'd be able to get insurance while she was still a teenager.

I'm a safe driver and I'm getting money back from being one. Being a student (excuse the cliché), every little helps!

Hanna, 19


How much did you save by choosing ingenie over the next cheapest quote?

"My initial saving on the quote from ingenie was about £1,000. Being in a high risk post code this was amazing! I thought I wouldn't be able to drive for a few years after passing my test, as the insurance would be too high. If we hadn't discovered ingenie I still wouldn't be an insured driver."

Has ingenie helped you become a better driver?

"I'm constantly thinking about my driving style and consequently focus on the four areas assessed: braking, cornering, speeding and acceleration. My weakest areas have been braking and cornering but with the ingenie app I can check my progress wherever I am.

"Over the year and a half of being insured with ingenie I've managed to ensure that every time I get feedback I'm getting greens (goods) in every category – which means I get money back every month. It's a win-win situation! I'm a safe driver and I'm getting money back from being one - £363 just in my first year. Being a student (excuse the cliché) every little helps!"

I got £363 back for good driving just in my first year.

What are your tips to other customers for getting good driving feedback and score?

"Based on my issues with driving I would say:

  • Leave enough room between you and the car in front to ensure that you don’t have to brake harshly because you are too close.
  • Similar thing with junctions: make sure you brake far enough ahead of a junction to make sure you don’t need to brake harshly.
  • When coming up to traffic lights, slow down in case they change – again this avoids harsh braking.
  • Take corners in second gear! Third gear always leads to negative ingenie feedback for me because it’s just not safe to be going that fast on a turn."

What made you renew with ingenie for a second year?

"The final discount I received at the end of the year showed me how worthwhile it would be to renew with ingenie - my insurance went down by £1,229.

"The customer service has also been perfect – everyone I have ever spoken to has been very helpful, even the man who came to fit my black box. When he fitted it I still did not know what many of the controls in the car did, so he taught me a lot before I even got on the road!"

  Featured ingenie driver: Hanna Hewitt

Honor Clement-Hayes

By Honor Clement-Hayes

Honor joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of words on the Young Driver's Guide and blog. Her first car is a Peugeot 206 cabriolet, which is a very sensible choice for the British climate. Follow her on .