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Summer’s Frantic Fridays

You're driving 13% more on Fridays

ingenie summer journey data

Wow! You guys sure do like Fridays. Ed, one of our data geeks, was taking a look at how many journeys the ingenie community's been doing recently and Friday is DRIVE DAY since summer hit.

Every Friday in June saw the number of journeys go over the average by 13%. That's a lot of driving.

Safety first, people

Boring I know. But more journeys can mean more crashes and combined with the usual summer madness that we see every year, you need to be extra specially careful on those warm Friday nights.

Last summer was the hottest since records began more than 130 years ago. As temperatures soared, crash rates did the same - and if you were in England this week you'll know this summer could go even higher.

We saw speeding go up by 15% last summer. Harsh braking increased by a massive 32%. Not cool.

We're British - we go nuts the minute the sun comes out. But when you're in charge of a car, you have to try to contain your summer excitement and stick to driving how you usually do. Please don't take more risks because you're feeling cheerful - nothing kills a good mood like crashing your car.

I just wrote a new post about all the things that can go wrong in the summer - go check out my summer driving tips to stop yourself going mad.


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 .

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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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