Agree To Be Monitored, Save on Car Insurance
PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.March 15, 2011
Car insurance company Progressive has launched a nationwide ad campaign for a program that offers lower insurance premiums to drivers who allow their driving to be monitored, USA TODAY reports. Drivers could save an average of $150 per year by installing a data recorder into their vehicle that would track how hard they brake, how far they drive and whether it's day or night driving, the report states. Privacy advocates are concerned about data use now and in the future as well as whether such programs could eventually become mandatory. Progressive says it doesn't monitor drivers' coordinates or speed and that it knows "privacy is a big issue for consumers."