You’re in control of your auto insurance discount with Drive Safe & Save. Get a discount just for signing up! Then at your next renewal, we’ll tailor your rate based on how you drive.
How it works
• Record your driving habits using your smartphone, along with a free Bluetooth beacon we ship to you
• Review your trips on interactive maps featuring alerts for rapid acceleration, fast cornering and hard braking
• Get tips on how to improve your driving scores based on key driving characteristics
• Trips record automatically - No need to log in or manually start the app each time you drive
This version of Drive Safe & Save™ includes various bug fixes and enhancements to display:
• A new permission screen for iOS 14 users if Precise Location is turned off. This permission screen asks you to go to your phone Settings to toggle Precise Location back ‘ON’ so that we can continue to record your trips.
• The app version number on the login screen.
• Updated Contact Us link in the More section to streamline online support request.
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Much better than previous version - still more needing to be done
While I can certainly understand the issue some may have with the new ways of the “grading” with the update there are many more positives that outweigh the minor issues. I am a big fan of the fact that I will be able to easily track my mileage on business related trips when it comes time to do my taxes again as I spend a lot of miles on the road with my profession. The idea of my grade being hurt by using my phone while driving has helped reverse what was once a bad habit of mine. With that being said, it is unfortunate that I can be punished for phone use when my significant other is using the phone to find music, etc. Overall, I am very pleased with the upgrade and look forward to seeing the smaller improvements to come. One suggestion would be giving the user the option to either label a trip after it has been recorded or choose the nature of the trip before it starts such as “work related” to help with the tracking of total miles for those of us who use our business miles for tax deduction purposes.
I enjoy that you’re able to see the specifics as to how they rate your driving & how they show you on the map where certain things happened if you get “dinged” with speeding/hard braking/phone usage, etc.
One problem I’ve noticed, living in an area where some spots can have a lot of deer, if I brake due to a deer running across the road (which you’d think would be the safe option), I end up getting a lower driving score for hard braking & it tells me to keep a safe distance from the car ahead of me.. except it was for a deer, not me following too closely.
Also, not too thrilled that it marks you down for using navigation apps, as I use my phone for gps sometimes. Even to skip songs or have someone else use your phone for you, it marks you down. I know it says the phone usage doesn’t effect the discount, however, it lowers your overall driving score which does effect the discount.
Another issue I’ve ran into now that I have to have my location services on all the time along with Bluetooth, I’ve noticed that my battery is dying so fast!! I used to get away with not even charging my phone at night sometimes because the battery would still be high enough from the previous nights charge & now I’m having to recharge my phone at least twice a day - it’s really kind of inconvenient. If I charge my phone while I drive (suggested by State Farm), then I can’t listen to music, as it uses the same plug in area on my phone.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback! Our app will use more of your battery than other apps, especially during a trip. The battery usage is similar to navigation apps because we use both GPS and Bluetooth services during the trip. One way to reduce the battery usage is to plug in your phone while you drive.
Small changes needed
It is encouraged to have all your vehicles on drive safe and save and the discount follows the car but when I am looking at my trips I have no idea which car they go with. Since the discount and driving is based on the car please only show the trips for that car and which person it recorded. I don’t like how it is all mixed when you have 3 drivers and you don’t know who it is rating! Additionally because all three drivers have the app on their phone, when I added another vehicle the agent must have ordered the beacon on the new vehicle for me, which is fine, but no where on the app does it say it was ordered and when. Finally I called the tech support number and the voice prompts didn’t come on twice, it disconnected me a third time and I selected to do the survey but after the call I sat silent for 1 min waiting for the survey and eventually hung up. To be fair the tech support that answered the phone was super personable. Finally it always wants me to update my odometer when I click on it, my agent said you will get a notification when you open it and need to update but why can’t you just tell me when I look at it. I’m trying to manage three cars with it and can’t remember when I did what. Finally, tell me exactly how to get the best discount !!that’s why I got the Drive Safe and Save not for you to say here is what we track but not all of it applies...... you have to guess!
Developer Response ,
We appreciate your feedback! The stars on individual trips include a measurement related to the Time of Day a trip is taken. We include it for awareness as accidents are highest when traffic is heavy or late at night.
- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Copyright, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.