June 5, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Wondering how your teenage driver really behaves behind the wheel? There's now an app for that. Allstate continues its legacy of teen safe driving education and advocacy with
, a smartphone based tool powered by the new
Mobile app that helps identify and teach safe driving behaviors.
empowers parents and their teenage drivers to focus on safe driving at an early age. Available countrywide, the new program offers a driving agreement between parents and their teens to establish expectations and parameters. Both the parents and teens agree on limits about where, when and how fast the teen is allowed to drive. Parents can be alerted with a text message or email if the teen violates part of the agreement.
"As a father with teen drivers in our house, I know it can be a very anxious time for families," says
, Allstate's Executive Vice President of Product Operations and the company's national spokesperson for its teen safe driving advocacy. "It can take time to gain the experience and knowledge to be a smart driver. We're building these tools to help coach teens and provide parents with greater peace of mind. Our telematics work is focused on innovations that make the roads safer and save young lives. We're changing the way people think about insurance by providing a complete customer experience emphasizing safety, connectedness, convenience and value. "
is powered by the same telematics based platform known as
, which has moved to a mobile version in
Mobile app collects a driver's speed, time of day, and hard braking events along their route. It continues to encourage safe driving while rewarding safe drivers with savings on their auto insurance.
Mobile offer a unique and easy way for customers who care about safe driving to be connected when and where they desire through their smartphone. Data is collected without any device plugged into the vehicle. This provides parents with an objective view of how their teen is driving to help facilitate conversations with their young drivers. The program can validate good driving behavior as well as suggest improvement areas. And, for teens,
reinforces good driving behavior by awarding points and badges for staying within the bounds of their agreement.
Allstate customers can download the
Mobile app countrywide to use the
feature. It's available in Google Play and the iTunes
. The mobile telematics end of the program is expected to roll out in additional states throughout the course of the year.
"Through offerings such as
, Allstate is leveraging technology and connecting consumers to bring out the good in their lives and protect what matters most," says
, Senior Vice President of Allstate Technology and Operations.
Mobile are part of Allstate's broader "connected consumer" strategy to address the unique insurance needs of customers and will continue to see features added in the future that benefit drivers everywhere. The overall
telematics program is now in 39 states and the
District of Columbia
. To date, customers using
have driven nearly 3 billion miles over the course of more than 110 million hours on the road.
The Allstate Corporation
(NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through its
brand names and
business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate
." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in
the United States
. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave
support local communities
. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.
SOURCE Allstate Insurance Company