APP THAT SAVES MONEY. AND MAYBE SOME LIVES
Insurance firm Dialdirect has launched an app that intends to not only make our roads safer and provide meaningful insights into our unique driver behaviour, but also to reward safe drivers with up to 75% of their premiums back in cash.
The Gauteng Roads and Transport Departments say that 77.5% of fatal crashes and 89.1% of major crashes can be attributed to human factors. Using a cellphone while driving contributes to about 25% of accidents in South Africa.
The new app takes into account cellphone use while driving, braking, acceleration, night-time driving, speeding, route risk index and distance.
Dialdirect says customers can boost their monthly earnings by insuring right… like adding home contents cover and buildings cover to their policies, and by completing additional activities including a vehicle safety check, an eye test and confirming their policy details. After four years of claim-free, uninterrupted cover, customers can get a further 25% of all their premiums back.
You can find the app in your smartphone or tablet’s app store.