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Insurers' telematics programs spread nationwide

GasBuddy Blog -- It's inevitable. Insurance companies want to know more about how you really drive and they're willing to pay a premium for that information. And if it turns out that you're one of the few who drives smart and safely, they'll pay you more to keep you as a customer.

State Farm’s Drive Safe and Save program has seen major expansion recently, with the usage-based program being introduced for the first time in 11 new states. It's being made available through new platforms in a handful of states that already had access to the program, reports Charles Nguyen of Onlineautoinsurance.com.

Drive Safe and Save is now available in various platforms in 27 states across the U.S. and that's only the tip of the iceberg.


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Submitted Dec 20, 2012 By: PD
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:28:30 PM

This, combined with Massachusetts' plan to add a mileage tax, is frightening. The car computer and the state's GPS tracking system will follow you everywhere.

"Mr. Smith, we know you were parked at Pussy Galore's LapDance Emporium for three hours Tuesday night, and you spinned your tires in the parking lot when you left!"
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nice
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 6:37:26 AM

too much Big Brother for my taste.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:27:16 PM

I don't think any good can come of this!
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:24:19 AM

That's one way to weed out those you don't want to insure.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:20:07 AM

Saw this yeaterday.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 7:41:53 AM

old
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 6:56:40 AM

Big brother is watching
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 6:39:35 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:04:10 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:04:05 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:03:56 AM

They can go eff themselves. I haven't made a claim in the 14 years I've been driving. Can I get all that money back ? Didn't think so.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 4:01:11 AM

Crusty
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:59:43 AM

If Insurance companies are involved then they are the ones who will benefit and the consumer will be dooped once again
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:58:18 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:58:04 AM

Think about the consequences of this... Great way for the insurance companies to make more money off of us!
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Day old news.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:53:33 AM

Seems to me another way for the insurance companies to make more money and give a reason for not paying out.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:49:48 AM

No not interested
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Ok
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BIG Scam!!
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You can get by but you will not get away
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No thanks, we have too much “Big Brother” already.
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Sell your soul for a few bucks. No thanks.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:44:31 AM

Will not stop premiums increasing.
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Big Brother
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:43:44 AM

Another way to raise premiums!!
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Hmmm
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:41:34 AM

It'd be interesting to know exactly what sort of behavior they look at and how the reward/punish for the behavior.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:41:29 AM

More privacy issues
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just gathering information for your court case
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yesterdays news
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:40:54 AM

I wonder if you get surcharged for driving over 80 on the Freeway?
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:40:43 AM

I hate tailgaters get off the phone and watch where you are going
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:40:14 AM

Part of "the changes". :(
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:40:14 AM

this needs to be stopped.
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This is just another reason to put off buying a new car.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:36:41 AM

ups has it on their delivery vehicles...
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If it gets a few of these aggressive drivers off the road I'm for it.
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:33:27 AM

Despite a safe driving record for 35 years, State Farm has NEVER paid me for driving smart and safely!
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System still doesn't show the drivers who swerve into the other lane...
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I just pray it has a positive ending.
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Old news
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Old news
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OK
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NOT GAS PRICE RELATED
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Yesterday's news.
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Yesterday's news
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We get phone calls (despite having a non-pub number and several other DO NOT CALL things) every hour of every day from insurance companies wanting us. We don't want them for sure. We have the Hartford for house and home and that is just fine. We drive very safely and get bonuses each year.
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bs
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