With smartphones and fancy infotainment systems vying for our attention, staying focused on the road ahead can be tough for anyone. Teen drivers seem particularly susceptible to distractions on the road. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers ages 16 to 19 are 3 times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be involved a fatal crash. And 21 percent of those accidents are a result of distracted teen drivers using their cell phones.
That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of Esurance DriveSafe, the latest technology available from Esurance and one specifically designed to help keep your teenagers safe on the road.
What is Esurance DriveSafe?
If you’re an Esurance customer with at least one teen on your policy, you can enroll in Esurance DriveSafe to:
- Get essential information about your teenager’s driving habits including where they’re headed and how fast they’re going
- Receive customized alerts if there are instances of risky behavior, like speeding, accelerating too quickly, or driving past curfew
- Enjoy peace of mind knowing social media and texting are restricted while driving*
- Create a list of acceptable phone numbers that your teen can always call and receive calls from
- Feel secure knowing that 911 is always available
Using Bluetooth technology, a small device installed into the teen’s vehicle’s onboard diagnostics port (OBD-II) and the Esurance DriveSafe app (compatible with Android™, iPhone®, and other devices) work together to track the teen’s driving habits and limit cell phone use when the car is in motion.
*When the vehicle is in motion, teens with iPhones will see a banner on their home screen, reminding them not to use their phone while driving. iPhones do not support restriction of phone functionality.
See how Esurance DriveSafe Works
Check out the video below to see how Esurance DriveSafe could help your teen driver stay safe and responsible out on the road.
Learn more about Esurance DriveSafe
If you’re an Esurance customer with at least one teen on your policy, give us a call at
1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262) to enroll in Esurance DriveSafe today.
And if you’d like to learn more about how you can take advantage of Esurance DriveSafe and other awesome, innovative tech from Esurance (not to mention great deals on car insurance), give us a call or visit us online.