State Farm Driver Feedback App Aims to Make You a Better Driver
The State Farm Driver Feedback app aims to make you a better driver by recording your acceleration, braking, and cornering. Each of these three factors is measured, and the application awards scores for each of them and an overall score that averages the three out. Read our guide below to learn how to use State Farm’s Driver Feedback App.
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UPDATED: Mar 15, 2021
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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.
Calibration takes just a few seconds when recording a trip.
Tracking your driving habits is done by recording trips. Once you set the program to record, you simply place your device on a flat surface or just drop it into a cup holder. Either will work, as long as the phone or iPod is pointing towards the front of the car. The program then calibrates based on its position.
Aiming for non-distraction, here’s what you see while recording a trip.
Since smartphones can be such distractions, once the program goes into record mode, you’re simply given a black screen with a large button to stop recording.
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How to Review and Compare Trips
Once you’ve recorded a couple of trips, you can see how the Drive Safe and Save app ranks your driving, which is where the mobile application shines. You can review individual trips, and for GPS enabled devices such as iPhones, specific incidents of concern are even displayed on a map.
Dashboard showing all of your trips, averaged
Trips can be compared to each other.