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Insurethebox data shows young drivers most likely to have high-impact collisions

More than 70% of high-impact collisions recorded by Insurethebox's accident alert service last year were triggered by 17 to 21-year-old drivers.

The service uses a number of data factors to assess a driver's possible involvement in a collision.

If a significant G-force impact is registered, the company examines the time of day, whether the vehicle is still moving, and the type of road the vehicle is on.

If it is high impact, Insurethebox will attempt to contact the customer to check they are all right. If it is unable to reach the policyholder, its team will review and make a decision on whether to call the emergency services with the location of the vehicle.

Since the telematics-based car insurance provider launched in 2010, more than 100,000 alerts have been raised, and its most recent analysis shows that the emergency services were called 145 times during 2017 as a result of the technology.

The research also found that vehicles on a 30mph road are six times more likely to trigger these high impact alerts, which indicate the driver’s possible involvement in a collision, than on a motorway.

Additionally, nearly half of alerts (43%) are recorded after 5pm, with drivers six times more likely to require emergency services between midnight and 5am.


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