Leading UK telematics provider, insurethebox, returns as a sponsor for the National Road Safety Conference this year, demonstrating its long-standing commitment to tackling road safety issues.
Steve Horton, Road Safety GB Director of Communications, said: “We are delighted that, once again, insurethebox is playing a key role in sponsoring the National Road Safety Conference. With such financial support we can make the conference more affordable and, in turn, enable more local authority road safety professionals to attend.”
For its eleventh year, the annual conference will focus on the future of road safety and host a variety of key industry figures, who will speak on current issues like the effectiveness of 20mph zones; public health & air quality; and influencing behavioural change.
Simon Rewell, Road Safety Manager at insurethebox and an active member of the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety (PACTS), will also chair a conference workshop discussing the role that telematics plays in supporting young driver safety.
“Our mission at insurethebox is to encourage safer driving among young motorists by educating them about their behaviour and empowering them to drive more safely”, explained Simon Rewell. “Through our telematics data, combined with proactive contact with young drivers, we help young drivers to better understand how to drive more safely – and earn rewards for it. We firmly believe in rewarding positive driver behaviour in order to engender long-term good driving habits, saving both money and lives. Our telematics insight informs us how our customers are behaving on the roads, and delivers this information to them through their own personal driving portal. If motorists are driving safely, they are rewarded at the end of each month through Bonus Miles1.”
Steve Horton also commends the use of telematics for young drivers. “The link between the ‘black box’ technology used by insurethebox and the casualty reduction is clear. It is particularly encouraging that this in-car technology allows positive behaviours to be recognised and acknowledged. Instead of being seen as a tool to brow-beat young drivers for the errors they make there is scope to reward safer driving, which helps reinforce good habits.
“There is also, of course, the opportunity to identify driving errors and in doing so the driver can reflect on how to improve their overall safer driving performance.
“I would like to personally thank Simon Rewell, Road Safety Manager at insurethebox, for his continued commitment to the National Conference, and support for the wider road safety profession across the UK.”
insurethebox policies offer an initial 6,000, 8,000 or 10,000 miles of cover. Through a telematics box installed in the vehicle, insurethebox uses individual driver data to determine the risk profile of each policyholder and calculate their premiums. insurethebox shares driving data with each customer through a personalised online portal empowering them to better manage their driving habits, in order to reduce their insurance risk profile – and possibly their renewal premiums.