New Progressive Data Shows Putting the Phone Down Correlates to Lower Insurance Claims
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It might sound like common sense, but Progressive has new data showing that drivers who put their phones down are less likely to have a claim than those who drive with a mobile device in their hand. On the other hand, the least distracted drivers in our data were in Montana, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Vermont. As a result of these findings, in late 2018 Progressive began rewarding drivers who minimized their distracted driving. Today, new Snapshot Mobile customers in Illinois, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and South Dakota are rated on distraction, in addition to other aspects of how they drive (hard braking and fast acceleration), how much and when they drive. The use of distraction in rating will launch for new customers throughout the country in 2019 as part of Progressive's voluntary Snapshot mobile program, with better rates offered to drivers who stay off their mobile devices while driving.