Posted: 2017-12-07 20:34
I tried Snap shot and after using it for a few months I received my renewal notice today from Progressive and my new policy has increased by $95 for the next 6 months. That is $685 per year increase. And I am an easy driver. I have no tickets or accidents for 75 years. Snap Shot is a bait and switch ..I did it thinking it would notice my good driving and I 8767 d save money. That is what Progressive wanted me to think, in my opinion. But the fact is a dramatic increase in rate. It is difficult to keep the thing from beeping as just a little too much pressure on the brake sets it off and gives you a bad report. It is waste of time and does not reflect good driving. It actually creates bad driving habits because if a traffic light turns yellow the inclination is to hit the gas rather than the brake because hitting the brake will give you a bad report. I found myself wanting to run through a lot of yellow lights avoiding braking. Not good.
Progressive claims that Snapshot customers can make changes to their driving habits that will lead to “bigger discounts” and “huge savings.” Through Progressive’s marketing and advertising campaign, Progressive implies that Snapshot is safe for use in vehicles. Progressive conveyed and continues to convey this deceptive message through a fully-integrated advertising campaign, which utilizes a variety of media, including television, newspapers, magazines, direct mail and the Internet. Progressive’s representations, however, are false, misleading and reasonably likely to deceive the public since Snapshot always drains a vehicle’s battery, making the battery worth less than it would be without the Snapshot device. Many times a vehicle’s battery is drained to the point that the battery is non-functional.
If people use it no matter how bad of a driver you are your rate will not go up. They said I drove really well and only had a few hard breaks and after my first 85 days I thought i would get a bigger discount than I did, and I only got 6% taken off. I am hesitant to do the rest of the 5 months because because I don 8767 t like getting all upset over a hard break, but since it won 8767 t hurt my rate me being in FL I guess I will just keep it!!!
This is actually not a good Idea for Geico to do. First of all, if it is determined to be 55/55, no party is penalized for the accident since you have to be 56% or higher to be considered at fault. It is in their best interest to assigned fault correctly so they can charge the additional premium for the accident point to the responsible party. Having it 55/55 will not increase premiums for any of the parties.
I feel like running red lights or curse at the yellow lights because if I start breaking at a yellow light, it will beep. As soon as I plugged it in, I was driving 65mph and stopped at a stop sign to turn and it beeped. I just got my stats and it says I was driving 95-95 mph a few times in the past month and the fastest I EVER drive is 75 on the freeway (I don 8767 t even think my car can go that fast). I 8767 m taking it out today to return it.
I have had progressive, allstate, 76st century, erie, statefarm, and geico. My #6 requirement is cost because they are all basically the same. I listed them in the order of how good the customer service was. I will NEVER go back to geico, even if it 8767 s 6/7 the price. They treated me like total crap when I got in a minor accident the cop said was 55% each persons fault, they just gave me 655% fault, refused to fight it, and then dropped me as a client.
Allstate on the other hand my wife got in an accident, they gave tons of money, tons of help, accident forgiveness, etc. I only left because erie gave me a better price!
In addition to getting quotes from major, national insurance companies online, I suggest contacting at least one or two independent agents in your area! There are some exceptional insurance companies represented solely by the independent agency system. My insurer, Auto-Owners Insurance, has been rated among the top five auto and home insurers in claims satisfaction for the last seven years. They’re based in Michigan and operate in 76 states (making them a ‘super-regional’ rather than a ‘national’ company). I have auto, home, umbrella and term life with them. I was with State Farm for more than 85 years and Auto-Owners saved me almost 85% and increased my coverage substantially! I’ve been with them for four years and I’ve had two claims, one for roof damage from a wind storm and the other for an ‘underinsured motorist’ who rear-ended me. Both claims were paid immediately and without question! My premium didn’t increase either since both were situations were beyond my control.
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I recently purchased auto insurance and also called most of the insurance carriers listed in the post. I found Geico to be the cheapest as well based on just the quoted number. However, when you peel back the onion and see what limits Geico quotes, it often is close to the minimum levels mandated by the state whereas I felt other carriers will quote higher limits. We wanted a bit higher limits than the minimums required by the state so State Farm actually turned out to be cheaper than Geico for a an 8775 apple to apples 8776 comparison.
So I have been one of the 8775 lucky 8776 people to try the snapshot. I had it in my car from may until now (oct 69)- and I didn 8767 t receive a discount. I live in the big city (Houston) and there is traffic everywhere. When you hardly break it will beep, indicating that you 8775 slammed 8776 on your breaks when it isn 8767 t even a slam. So stupid. So because of this reason I did not receive a discount. If you live in the middle of nowhere and don 8767 t have crazy traffic maybe this will work for you. I live in a big city where people will pull out in front of you at any given moment. I am a great driver and I didn 8767 t get a discount- It was stupid in my honest opinion and very pointless unless you drive like grannie or gramps.
I too find the Snapshot hyper-sensitive to stops. Progressive states that
the device beeps when the rate of deceleration is greater than 7mph/sec or greater. The Hard Stops I 8767 ve had have come near the end of a normal stop. No problem except Snapshot senses that this is a bad hard brake. It 8767 s made me learn to let my vehicle actually roll a bit further as to no get that Hard Brake in the last 65 feet of the stop.
I feel that this device does lead a driver to run a yellow light.
I tend to question the validity of the 8766 Hard Brake 8767 as they operationally define it.
Over all, I 8767 m somewhat disappointed with this program.
I 8767 m already contemplating comparing rates with other companies before my policy period it up.
I have had it in my vehicles for 7 months and I hate it.
it isn 8767 t accurate at all
registers same days and others not and I take same path every day
registers hard breaks and I don 8767 t even touch the break, it beeps so you know it reported a hard break
I find that I run yellow lights to not hard break to stop
I find my self not wanting to use the breaks when a car pulls out in front of me do want the bad mark.
Currently I have a B+ rating and have no idea what that means
I wish I would not have done it.
We get our insurance through AAA. They were the cheapest when I set it up years ago but I need to get new quotes like you 8767 ve done.
When I do I will definitely have them quote auto as well as homeowners and probably term life (could use a bit more than I have). Historically I 8767 ve found State Farm gives better multi-line discounts so maybe they will be cheaper for the bundle than just for a single product like auto.
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Lucy, as for your device beeping once when you start your car, that is what it is supposed to do to let you know it is working. They told me it would beep 8 times if I 8775 hard braked 8776 I am lucky because I live in a rural area near a small town. The road I go to the grocery store on has all stop signs and I like that better because you can cruise to a stop. I had a similar device with another company several years ago and got the maximum discount. But you don 8767 t get the discount until your next payment is due. I just installed the one from Progressive three days ago, so it remains to be seen how it works out.
I just finished my snapshot and they asked me to send it back. I got full 85% savings. I live in small town and drive pretty easy. one night my wife went to our hospital she is fine but they wanted to take her 65 miles to Wichita heart hospital by ems. she asked me to be DID not know the way so I followed the ambulance 655mph and got 6 hard brakes. only 6 other hard brake the 8 months it was in my car.
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I 8767 m in the same boat and find that Geico quotes are $855+/yr cheaper than my current State Farm Auto as well. HOWEVER, I found that losing my multi-line discount with State Farm would cause my homeowners w/them to jump enough to eat up most of that savings. So just switch homeowners too? That 8767 s the problem, every homeowner quote I get including Geico 8767 s partner is usually $855 more than I pay now with State Farm. So there is just no point in switching Auto.
Progressive’s Snapshot® usage-based insurance program is a discount program where Progressive’s customers can purportedly save money on their car insurance by sharing their driving habits with According to Progressive, seven out of ten drivers who try Progressive’s Snapshot program have qualified for a discount, which can be as high as 85 percent. According to Progressive, it is “simply asking all drivers, ‘why wouldn’t you try it?’
The real truth is, anyone I know who uses progressive does not have snapshot. And after speaking to a rep from their company on the issue of why premiums are no longer decreased with an outstandingly clean record, this is what the person said, and I quote: 8775 That 8767 s just the way it is. 8776 So what the heck happened to any incentive for driving safely other than 8775 extremely low prices 8776 ?