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State Farm Driver Feedback


When it comes to distracted driving, there are few things that have the ability to cause distractions like mobile phones. While many car insurance companies provide smartphone applications that offer policy service, State Farm’s Driver Feedback app, currently available for devices running Apple iOS, including iPhones and iPod touch models, has a different goal than being an outlet for customer service. This app aims to make you a better driver.

How to Get Started with State Farm’s Driver Feedback App

State Farm’s Driver Feedback or State Farm Drive Safe and Save looks to measure three of driving behaviors that have been singled out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as some of the riskiest: accelerating too quickly, braking too hard and cornering too fast, or as State Farm calls them, the ABCs of driving.

There are too options to start using the app – you can sign in with your phone and app or you can use your car Onstar system (if you have one).

Driving at a safe speed is very important for keeping a safe distance between your car and the one in front of you. If you drive more than 8 miles per hour, you are not considered a safe driver and the app takes notice of that.

The technology can also track whether you are using your cell phone while driving. Therefore your should avoid using your phone for your own safety and at the same time increase your insurance discounts. You should also avoid heavy traffic and driving at rush hour or late-night traffic.

The application Drive Safe and Save utilizes the accelerometer within iOS devices to record your acceleration, braking and cornering. Each of these three factors are measured and recorded, and the application awards scores for each of them, as well as an overall score that averages the three out.

State Farm Driver Feedback