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Christmas driving is nothing to celebrate

Over the Christmas period, the ingenie whizzbots saw quite a lot of driving shenanigans.

Once Christmas Day hit, we all drove less - busy with the presents and the drinks and the turkey - but when we did drive, our boxes picked up far more sketchy behaviour than usual.

ingenie driving data over Christmas

That's 20% more poor driving than usual, even though we were actually driving 20% less for most of the festive period. And if you just look at speeding, we were driving over the speed limit 32% more. Eeek.

And it's not just Christmas

This happens in the summer too: we all get excited and our common sense goes out the window.

By analysing our data, we're able to pinpoint the riskiest times of the year. Next up? Easter weekend.

So whatcha gonna do?

Tempting as it is to ditch any kind of restraint around the holidays, driving a car is a huge responsibility and one lapse of concentration can have life-changing consequences. That's just a fact.

It's your decision how you drive, so make a conscious choice not to let your usually good driving slip just because you've got exciting plans. I believe in you.

 

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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