Any one know something about this?
You need to call them and ask them what the Snapshot told them that made them decide to give you 20% off instead of the "up to 30%" they proclaim. I'm guessing that it didn't tell them anything and they are trying to get off as cheaply as they can. You may get your discount bumped up to 30% "The squeeky wheel gets the grease."I saved 20% on my insurance from snspshot!
There is already a device known as the Event Data Recorder which continuously captures information for a defined period of time. In case of an accident, this data can be used to recreate your behavior and thus prove your guilt or innocence.Imagine if you get into an accident where there is a fatality. The opposing lawyer finds out you have this device and they supinate the information.
Next thing u know... You are sitting on the stand trying to explain why you " have a history is exceeding the speed limit" and "routinely perform heavy breaking actions" most importantly you show "a disregard for traffic laws".
From the Progressive FAQ:They use it to give you a small discount, but also to disallow claims. Why give them the extra information they need to deny your claim.
The Snapshot does use GPS and also transmits using ATT wireless system (ATT can triangulate your position). So now Pregressive has your speed and location so when it comes time to investigate a fender-bender claim the investigator gets out a map to verify the speed limit, finds that you were doing 36 in a 35 when the accident happend.. Claim denied.
just my $0.02. Big Brother can take thier spyware somewhere else.
So it's not left there permanantly. You just have to pretend to be a good driver for 6 months then you can start hooning again.What other information do you collect?
Once you plug in the Snapshot device, we'll collect your Vehicle Identification Number and take note of whether the device stays plugged in, so we can alert you if it gets disconnected. The Snapshot device doesn't track your location or whether you're speeding, and it doesn't contain GPS technology.
How quickly will I start saving?
After you've logged 30 days of driving, any savings you earn will kick in immediately. Then, you'll stay plugged in for five more months to set your ongoing renewal discount.