NE drivers are the best apparently :)

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NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby akirk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:00 pm

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-m ... -1-4008168

of course the article being in the Scotsman is about the Scots being second best...
but seems that there might be a N / S divide!

This is the ranking of where the highest proportion of Britain’s safest drivers live, according to Direct Line:
1. North East
2. Scotland
3. East of England
4. North West
5. Midlands
6. London
7. Wales and the West
8. Yorkshire
9. South West
10. South East


looks as though I come second from last...

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby Jonquirk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:27 pm

Flat last.

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby fungus » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:33 pm

We're not that bad down here in the South West.

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby Silk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:33 pm

akirk wrote:http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-motorists-are-ranked-the-second-safest-in-the-country-1-4008168

of course the article being in the Scotsman is about the Scots being second best...
but seems that there might be a N / S divide!

This is the ranking of where the highest proportion of Britain’s safest drivers live, according to Direct Line:
1. North East
2. Scotland
3. East of England
4. North West
5. Midlands
6. London
7. Wales and the West
8. Yorkshire
9. South West
10. South East


looks as though I come second from last...


Aren't the Cotswolds more "Wales and the West" than "South West"?

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby akirk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:52 pm

We are technically SW though as I am in the corner of Wilts / Glos / Oxon who knows!
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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby jont- » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:27 am

Surprised London is that high up, but maybe nothing moves fast enough to have major accidents.
Can well believe the top 3. Less traffic around so less to hit.

/oh, read the article now. They don't mean "safe". They mean "can drive to a black box". Sadly the more and more they talk in that terminology, the more it's going to be accepted, and even the IAM didn't object to its use :(

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby sussex2 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:57 am

I'm not surprised the S.E. comes in last.
During my regular drives from Catalunya to Sussex it is the last 20 miles from the ferry which demand extra concentration :)

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby Strangely Brown » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:17 am

jont- wrote:/oh, read the article now. They don't mean "safe". They mean "can drive to a black box". Sadly the more and more they talk in that terminology, the more it's going to be accepted, and even the IAM didn't object to its use :(


The bloke from Moneybox on the BBC did a talking head spot on the news this morning and was talking about the predicted increases in insurance premiums. Part of his advice to get a lower premium was to get a black box because they allow the insurance company to identify "safer drivers".

The Aviva advert is particularly annoying, encouraging people to download the app so they can compare with their friends to see who is the "safest driver".

Right, I'm off out to drive safely. :)

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby jont- » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:33 am

Strangely Brown wrote:The Aviva advert is particularly annoying, encouraging people to download the app so they can compare with their friends to see who is the "safest driver".

I wish I had a disposable phone I could register, just to give it a try and see how low a score I can get :twisted:

I've been very tempted to ask the ASA to stop them using the term "safe" without some scientific evidence to support their claim.

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Re: NE drivers are the best apparently :)

Postby akirk » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:55 pm

It would be an interesting study for us all to download the app and see the results... But...
- I don't want to give them my personal information
- I suspect that their understanding of safe driving is not an exact match with ours... Quit how a black box measures your abilities at observation / overtaking / etc. I will never know...

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