Guess who’s testing out the Snapshot Test Drive Program from Progressive?
So what exactly is the Snapshot Test Drive Program?
As a new way to estimate savings on auto insurance with Progressive, you can simply snap in the Snapshot into your diagnostics center on your car. I found mine under my steering wheel and after a little jiggling, I was able to get it securely in place. Once I started my car, it started beeping, so I knew that it was working!
It monitors what time of day you drive, how often you accelerate quickly, and how often you hit your brakes – hard.
Spoiler alert: I hit my brakes hard ALL THE TIME. Because I live in Miami, where defensive driving is 99.8% of driving.
I just received my 7 day report today, and unfortunately, I found that I wasn’t eligible for any savings due to a few factors…but mostly because of my frequent hard breaks.
While I was disappointed by this, let’s get real – if I hadn’t done those hard breaks, I’d have wrecked by car about 3 times this week. Why? Because people drive like maniacs in Miami. I didn’t even go anywhere special this week! I went grocery shopping a few times, picked my husband up from the airport this weekend, did back to school shopping and took Angeline to the movies.
Want to see why I break hard?
Because this is what we encountered when driving to the movies last weekend…
Angeline and I were stuck in traffic for almost an entire hour waiting for the police to move a burnt up truck out of the center of the expressway. It was so sad!
Anyway, I might not be eligible for any savings due to this week’s crazy driving, but I am not done yet! The program lasts 30 days, so I might do better in the upcoming weeks!