The Steer Clear® app is part of a comprehensive program that helps young drivers reinforce positive driving behavior. Young drivers, under age 25, who complete the Steer Clear Safe Driver Discount Program, may be eligible for a discount on their State Farm® auto insurance. The Steer Clear mobile application tracks a driver's progress through pre-set learning modules of updated content including topics such as Bluetooth, distracted driving (texting/games), and special driving situations. Drivers will no longer need to manually record their trips if the program is conducted through this app. Throughout their trips, drivers will be scored and given feedback on their braking, acceleration, and cornering. This application will also offer a code (account key) in which a mentor (parent, guardian, agent, experienced driver over 25) can receive from their driver and keep track of their driver's course progress and driving feedback/trip scores from their own device. Once a driver completes the program, they will receive a program completion certificate that they can text, email, or bring into the agent's office. Badges have been added to Steer Clear to recognize and reward a variety of specific driving accomplishments. The badges will help align users to shared goals of the app, such as scoring a certain percentage on a specific driving behavior, while acting as virtual, motivational status symbols.
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*The Steer Clear Safe Driver Discount is not available in all states.
In this release, we've added a pop-up that will keep you up to date on the badges you earn. We've also resolved some minor bugs and made other enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
Whatever, it gives you a discount regardless.
The modules are short; I finished them in less than an hour. The transcripts of the videos are mostly accurate, though one was blank entirely and there are a handful of errors that make sentences not fully understandable.
The driving is... frustrating, at the very least. I recognize that as a Jersey driver, I’m not the gentlest, but there are just some roads that have sharp corners, and the speed limit is 45, and I’m not going to go 20 mph and potentially cause an accident just because I don’t want this app to ding me for “sharp corners.” Depending on the roads, I can tell when my score will be higher or lower, because highway stop lights and turns on some roads are not this app’s friend. But apparently the scores don’t really matter for the discount regardless, so I’m learning to care less (even though I secretly want to unlock all those badges).
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback! We will look into the video modules and see if we can get those transcripts corrected. We are glad you are enjoying the badges and we have plans to enhance that feature some time later this year. And you are correct, the scores of the trips do not have any significance. They are only there to give the driver feedback for improvement.
SF Enterprise Mobile Team
Read this BEFORE you start the app
We learned the hard way That this app does not share it with other devices. We had started the classroom modules on my iPad and then I started the driving on my phone. We learned that none of the work on the iPad would transfer to the phone. You will have The same problem if you set up one device for the car ride and a separate device for the tests.
That was very frustrating and time-consuming. The app itself is picky. If your phone is not completely stationary in the car it will not pick up the drive. My phone was sitting in a phone carrier and still have this problem.
On the plus side, it is nice to get a grade on each drive and know what needed a little adjustment.
We have contacted State Farm three times because it’s not recording the drive once it turns off at 30 minutes. It’s supposed to record up to 30 min and provide a grade. If you manually turn it off at 30 minutes then it records the grade. But that’s a pain. And, they don’t have a way to recall your drive or the grade.
We also noticed that if you drive on an interstate with stop lights, it gives you a poor grade due to acceleration. Driving the same way on a regular road, the grade difference is 20 points higher.
Same applies on the free way. They ding you for accelerating. It’s a free way, I’m guessing you should ease on? I provided my number so they could contact me for additional feedback but no one called. I think they need to do more testing in different driving conditions.
If it wasn’t for the potential discount, I would not have my child complete this course. This is my second child completing the course. My second child is a far better driver than my oldest and is a lot more conscious of the things it’s measuring and it just seems like there is a great disparity in the calculations.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for working through this issue with our support and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please continue to ensure you are operating on the latest OS and app versions for the best experience. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
SF Enterprise Mobile Team
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- 101 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- 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.