Council Chief Executive wins Bright Box & TWITA challenge
Photo: (l-r) Caroline Derrick – Chairman of TWITA, Lesley Simpson – PA to Chief Executive & Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Anita Gray – Project Manager and William Benson – Chief Executive of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, celebrating the win.
Council Chief Executive wins Bright Box and TWITA ‘Battle of the Sexes’ challenge
Zenith Insurance’s new telematics brand Bright Box teamed up with Kent-based road safety awareness project Tunbridge Wells is Traffic Aware (TWITA), to conduct a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ driving challenge. Chief Executive of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, 39-year old William Benson stepped up to the plate for the men in his Toyota Celica, winning the contest against his PA, 59-year old Lesley Simpson, who represented the women in her Ford Fiesta.
Both drivers had Bright Box devices fitted to their cars, which recorded data from 10th-19th December 2012, rating them on the likelihood of being involved in an accident. William said: “I’d definitely have a Bright Box fitted if it had a significant impact on the cost of my insurance. As a parent, I can also see the benefit of having them installed in young people’s cars – I’m sure it would help reduce the number of accidents on our roads, many of which involve new drivers.”
Bright Box is offered exclusively by Zenith Insurance, which is owned by Markerstudy Group. It was developed in partnership with vehicle tracking provider Ctrack and focuses on measuring speed, but also can record acceleration, braking, cornering, time, day and road type. Bright Box rewards policyholders who consistently keep to the limit with a maximum discount of £200 on their insurance renewal. The company recently saved a 17-year old new driver £1,940.41 on their premium for a new Ford Fiesta.