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  • Are You A Safe Driver?


    State Farm recently released their Driver Feedback app so you can accurately assess just how reckless of a driver you are. Now you will know if the screams of your passengers are warranted.

    The app, downloadable for free via the App Store, uses the iPhones accelerometer to assess the driver's speed, braking, and cornering. You simply start the app before driving, have it in your possession somewhere in the car, and the app gives a rating for each of the aforementioned categories. You can even share your scores with friends.

    Sharing you are not with State Farm (Yoda Reference, thought that was obvious...). They claim they aren't collecting any of the data or scores provided by the app. This means you can drive recklessly and avoid an adjustment to your insurance rates.

    The app allows drivers to see "hotspots" where their driving was unsafe. Drivers can compare two trips against each other as well. The app provides helpful tips too like: you are supposed to avoid the children in the crosswalk signs. And here I thoughtI was competing for a high schore every time.

    The app, in my few times using it, seems to provide a fairly accurate representation of your driving habits. However, I don't see safe driving scores becoming the braggarts new ammo.


    Sources: State Farm
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Are You A Safe Driver? started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 59 Comments
    1. x12_Carnage's Avatar
      x12_Carnage -
      Lmao I'm getting this app and testing it on my Dad's driving
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Lol
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Have we learned nothing from apple after locationgate?
      Ha good point, but If they were collecting the info and saying blatantly that that aren't then imagine the shite-storm.
      I got your Yoda reference without the explanation....


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    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      I got the first part as a Yoda reference. Then you just kinda got carried away with the bad grammar. Still entertaining though.



      Children are in the crosswalk and you should avoid them. You should probably also avoid the signs but I'm pretty sure the fine is lower if you hit a sign than if you hit a child.

      I think this is what he meant about the bad english part of the article. Mind you this is pre-edit. The internet has ways of preserving mistakes though
      For christ's sake! It's just an internet news story! Git ovah teh gwammea!


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    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      So this should work with anything that is movable. Gonna try this thing out in my desk chair.
    1. x12_Carnage's Avatar
      x12_Carnage -
      Lol :P
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      I think the best way to get the worst score would be to just shake your phone violently for a few minutes.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      I think the best way to get the worst score would be to just shake your phone violently for a few minutes.
      lol! what if you pushed it down a slide? Would it say your braking too hard or too late?
    1. brandyn baker's Avatar
      brandyn baker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      Yoda reference. Sorry a little pop culture fun was beyond your complex grasp of the English vernacular.
      Ohh snap!! What he said.... Lol
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      Yoda reference. Sorry a little pop culture fun was beyond your complex grasp of the English vernacular.
      Word.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      lol! what if you pushed it down a slide? Would it say your braking too hard or too late?
      haha and once it hits the bottom of the slide and falls off it would first register you as speeding and then after the sudden stop it would report to state farm that you've just been involved in an accident
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Lol... I see less-safe scores becoming quite popular...
      "dude, I hopped in my m5 and got a perfect zero on a 6 minute trip!!!"
      "Wow! How many pedestrians??"
    1. davshirley's Avatar
      davshirley -
      Does anyone else spot the major design flaw with this program. Since when do the g-forces that a car is subjected to have anything to do with how safe the driver is?

      Everything in my car has to be strapped down or else it will not voluntarily remain in my car. I go through tires every 10K miles. (yes I enjoy driving) Been driving just over 35 years now. How many objects have I hit? Zero. How many objects have tried to hit me? More than I care to count. How many aforementioned objects have actually succeeded in hitting me? Zero.

      My driving style would probably scare more than a few of you (esp on the track) but I'll put my driving safety up against anyone else at any time. People that have never driven a car on the edge of control have no idea what to do when that line is crossed. They sit at the wheel with a dazed expression on their face as the world spins sickeningly around them NEVER MAKING ANY EFFORT to regain control. They aren't stupid. They just have never had the opportunity to learn what to do.

      This app is worthless. If you want to be safe, just relax and drive. Don't "get in the car". Think instead in terms of "putting the car on." It should feel like it is part of you. Always assume the other drivers have their heads up their rear ends. Know what's around you at all times and always have more than one "alternate route" planned just in case someone in the group of cars around you does something mindnumbingly moronic.

      And for those times when you do go beyond your comfort zone and "scare" yourself, don't just brush it off. REMEMBER IT. Identify what you learned, what worked and what didn't.

      Don't drive wimpy, underpowered cars. The accelerator can also get you away from a crash IF the car can actually accelerate.

      Lastly, make sure your car is in good working order. You shouldn't have to deal with equipment failures at the same time that you are fending off someone's immanent attempt at merging their car with yours.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Your english in this paragraph makes it impossible to understand
      Sounds like Yoda

      I tryed this app on my honey moon, I forgot to take out my iPhone out of the bed and now it shows that Im a risky driver. Why?... I wasn't driving!!! Maybe a bug in the program?
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Oh cool an app that can tell you about spikes in the accelerometer... So pointless.
    1. sk8ertim's Avatar
      sk8ertim -
      Im so trying this out during my bmx and motoX runs! xD
    1. claudi's Avatar
      claudi -
      I thought, I am a save driver.
    1. Ontheturn's Avatar
      Ontheturn -
      Davshirley, please read forum rules on long boring posts
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      People make mistakes ok? Thanks
      Lol

      I like how the community gets off the subject fast because of the grammer. Modmyi can write about unlock for iPhone 4 but make mistakes on purpose with grammer, people would still be talking about grammer rather than issues they have if any. Seems these days everyone is so concerned about grammer that they actually forget why they opened the news link in the first place.

      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      Sounds like Yoda

      I tryed this app on my honey moon, I forgot to take out my iPhone out of the bed and now it shows that Im a risky driver. Why?... I wasn't driving!!! Maybe a bug in the program?
      Lol
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Your english in this paragraph makes it impossible to understand
      He said Yoda reference.