Milton Keynes lad named ‘safest young driver in the South East’

John Saunders
John Saunders

A city supermarket worker has been named the safest young driver in the South East By black box insurer ingenie.

Using telematics data from its black box, ingenie gives its drivers a score out of 100 based on their speed, acceleration, braking and cornering.

The score is then used to reward safe driving with up to a 21 per cent discount.

John Saunders, 26, said “It has helped me become a better driver, by seeing my feedback messages I can see what I need to work on and improve.”

With the score from their black box data, ingenie discovered where the safest drivers are based, along with the occupations, gender and car models of the safest young drivers in the country.

Drivers in the South East received an average driving score of 67. The North East and East Midlands came first and second with 71 and 69 respectively.

According to the UK data, women are safer drivers than men, with females scoring an average of 72 while males scored 63 on average.

The occupation that boasts the most sensible drivers is, teaching (including nursery) which scored 72. While teachers are apparently the savviest at safety, they narrowly surpassed students, who scored 71.

When it comes to makes of cars, the safest drivers are most likely to drive a Nissan, which scored 73.7. The Fiat Panda was found to be the most popular car model for safe drivers, with the Kia Picanto coming second.

Chris McKee, CEO of ingenie, said: “We’re always on the side of young drivers so it’s great that we can look into our data and show that young drivers are in fact safe drivers, contrary to popular belief.

It’s great that we can name John as the safest driver in the South East, it’s a brilliant achievement and he’s clearly worked hard to be a safe driver.“

You can view the full results on the ingenie website: https://www.ingenie.com/britains-safest-young-driver-2015