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
In addition to defect fixes, this latest version of Drive Safe & Save™ includes updates that:
• Allow you to input a longer user ID/password when you log in to the app
• Improve the voiceover capability on the App Info screen
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Ratings and Reviews
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.
App is slanted to lower your driving score.
The other day I went to pick up a pizza I had ordered on the net. On arriving at the address I ordered it at I found it had moved. I drive off to a quiet side street and pulled over to the side of the street and stopped. I pulled put my phone and hit the phone number and the call we placed through my overhead Bluetooth speaker. I put my phone away and continued my call through my Bluetooth to find the New address. After they told me where they were I pulled away. On getting home I found I lost 7 points off my score. The app doesn't even check to see whether you're moving while making a call. On another occasion I pulled off the 60 mph interstate to an off ramp where there was a 25mph speed sign almost immediately on getting on ramp. I slowed down so when I got to sign I was at 25mph and they took off for braking. Also I've noticed if you're not careful on very sharp rounded turns you will get nailed for braking or acceleration. GPS isn't accurate enough on such a turn to measure total distance. On a straight line the distance might be 20 to 25 feet but with the turn is more like 80 to 90 feet so the GPS thinks you are braking to fast in a short distance or are accelerating too fast in a short distance.
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- 137.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.