GEICO DriveEasy Review: How does it work?

Once you enroll in the DriveEasy program, all you have to do is download and install the GEICO DriveEasy mobile app and enable the app in your phone’s settings. This would allow the app to automatically detect when you are driving. After you install the app, DriveEasy can begin tracking your driving right away.

The DriveEasy mobile app runs in the background of your phone. It’s only available on smartphones (iPhones on iOS 10 or higher, Androids on Marshmallow 6.0 or higher). While running in the background, DriveEasy doesn’t limit your phone’s usage. If you want to enroll in DriveEasy, all active drivers on your GEICO auto insurance policy must participate and have the DriveEasy app downloaded to their mobile device.

For example, you’ll still be able to use your phone to make calls and use your GPS. DriveEasy automatically determines when you’re driving a car by using your phone’s sensors, movement and GPS. It can distinguish when you’re the passenger and when you’re the driver and it doesn’t require you to open the app before you start driving.

This mobile app offers a personalized experience — the better you drive, the better your driving score will be. Your driving score will affect the cost of your insurance rates.

If the DriveEasy app incorrectly assigns your driver status on a trip for example, if it thinks you’re the driver when you’re actually the passenger you can fix this in the app. Be aware that if you’re the driver and your passenger uses your phone while you’re driving, this will count against you as distracted driving.

DriveEasy doesn’t require you to have Wi-Fi turned on, but it’s recommended for accuracy and to save your cellular data. Typically, a driver uses 60-70MB of cellular data per month for DriveEasy. The app tries to avoid using your data as much as possible by uploading your driving data after a trip via Wi-Fi when available.

Additionally, it conserves your cellular data and battery by going to sleep when you’re not driving. It also waits until after the first quarter mile of a trip to start tracking your driving to ensure you’re actually on a trip.

In terms of privacy, GEICO collects your data via DriveEasy to measure your driving habits and give you a score. GEICO says that your information is kept in the United States and stored on a secure data server. GEICO says it can’t read your messages or see who you’re calling. GEICO stresses that it’s committed to protecting your privacy. You can read more about privacy by visiting GEICO’s DriveEasy page.

What states offer the DriveEasy program?

The GEICO DriveEasy program is available in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

GEICO’s website says that the DriveEasy discount is not available in all states and that the discount amount can vary by state. GEICO is planning on expanding the program to more states in the near future. Check the DriveEasy website for the most updated list.

Is DriveEasy worth it?

DriveEasy from GEICO may be a great way to become a better driver. The app’s technology is able to determine areas of improvement to your driving and offer you tips to become a safer driver. It’s a great way for you to work towards becoming a better driver and for parents to encourage safer driving among their children by competing with your driving scores. DriveEasy allows you to see a ranking of the drivers in your family by your score.

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