With weather conditions this winter set to be more frightful than delightful for motorists, Insure The Box, pioneers of telematics-based car insurance, is urging young drivers to take extra care in the challenging conditions.
This comes as the company’s analysis reveals that accidents increase by 20% amongst drivers during the winter months.
Simon Rewell, Road Safety Manager for Insure The Box said: “Driving in winter presents motorists with more challenging road conditions. The darker, shorter days, coupled with increased chance of ice and snow increases risk for all road users. In addition, clear and sunny winter days often result in strong glare, which can be blinding for road users driving into the sun.”
Rewell added: “Young, inexperienced drivers are particularly vulnerable as hazardous conditions will be a completely new experience. Therefore they, and all drivers, should take extra care to ensure their safety whilst driving this winter as well as considering whether or not it is necessary to drive at all – it really is better to be safe than sorry.”
Around 700,000 motorists pass their practical driving test each year and, for many, driving in the harsher winter weather conditions will be a first.