Rhondda Cynon Taf lands unwanted publicity after being named as one of the top locations for most reckless young drivers in the UK
Rhondda Cynon Taf lands unwanted publicity after being named as one of the toplocations for most reckless young drivers in the UK● On average 71.9% of FluxScore users there will receive a warning about theirspeeding● Carmarthenshire also named and shamed in the top 10 produced by one of the UK’slargest specialist motor insurance brokers● But it’s a much better picture in Conwy where youngsters are rated amongst the mostcareful in the UK● The comprehensive analysis by Adrian Flux has been produced by their black boxinsurance policies that monitor the performance of young drivers and aim to savemoney and improve safetyShock in Rhondda Cynon Taf as it’s named as one of the top locations formost reckless young drivers in UK
Rhondda Cynon Taf has landed some unwanted publicity after being named as home tosome of the most reckless young drivers in the UK.According to comprehensive analysis by Adrian Flux, the borough is one of the areas withthe speediest teenagers on the road. On average 71.9% of FluxScore users there willreceive a serious warning about their speeding compared to less than one in five in Conwy,Wales (17%).The warnings are triggered by a black box that sits in the driver’s car to monitor theirperformance in the hope of improving safety and saving them money.“This gamification style approach has helped sensible drivers save up to 60% for year-longsafe driving upon renewal,” said Scott Goodliffe at Adrian Flux, one of the UK’s largestspecialist motor insurance brokers.“Unfortunately, some users are less attentive or cautious and their behaviour is a cause forconcern because it leaves them more likely to make a claim or hurt themselves or others.“It’s disappointing when alerts have to be sent but we’re proud that they are helping tochange behaviour behind the wheel. We already know FluxScore is reducing the number ofspeeders across the board by 70% and hopefully this analysis will help address the smallnumber who negatively impact these already impressive figures slightly.”There are also considerable concerns about how quickly youngsters are travelling in otherparts of Wales with Carmarthenshire also being named and shamed in the top 10. It’s amuch better picture in Conwy though with youngsters there being rated amongst the mostcareful drivers in the UK.
Adrian Flux’s self-fitting black box sits on the inside of the windscreen and tracks journeys. Ithelps reward safe driving by providing daily updates on the FluxScore app to show how theprevious 24 hours’ driving has affected a driver’s renewal premium.FluxScore sends alerts to drivers who it deems as driving dangerously or above the speedlimit. The findings focus on Alert 2s, which are considered serious speeding events and takeinto account other factors such as the type of road. If a driver receives three Alert 2s, this willresult in their policy being suspended.Read the locations of the top 10 most reckless and careful young drivers in the UK.