Started by dazzleman, September 30, 2022, 01:35:49 PM
Quote from: dazzleman on November 10, 2022, 05:49:56 AMHere's another question I didn't think of earlier.What do you guys think of those monitoring devices that some insurance companies ask customers to use, in return for a small rate discount?Is this something you would do?Personally, I think that the less information they have about my driving, the better. What they know right now is that I have a clean driving record and no accident claims. I am the gold standard driver. Why take a device that will let them know that I have a heavy foot? I don't trust these companies and I think that any information that they get will be used against me.
Quote from: veeman on November 10, 2022, 09:31:48 AMThere are some things more important than money. Having big brother monitor my driving habits is not on my radar as something I wish upon myself.
Quote from: giant_mtb on November 10, 2022, 07:53:30 AMYeah, I definitely wouldn't want one of those tracker things. If they want/need my vehicle's black box data, they're gonna have to get it themselves, I'm not handing that over on any regular basis. Though they're probably already tracking my speed/etc. through the damn Progressive app on my phone. I should delete that and just use the website when I need to.
Quote from: dazzleman on November 10, 2022, 01:40:19 PMCan an app on a phone really do that? If it can, that's pretty scary. How would it know what car you were in, and if you were just riding in the car with a friend as opposed to driving yourself?
Quote from: Morris Minor on December 11, 2022, 01:18:48 PMThe limits on the rural roads in this area are 45 - blanket-completely arbitrarily applied. Nobody except octogenarians stays within that; the "natural" speed is 55-60. Obviously I need to exercise the cars now & then, so the margin of illegality is considerably wider, well into target-rich territory for an insurance company considering claims.So no, I don't have a spy in the cab.