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Old 07-20-2016, 05:13 PM   #11
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+1 to the above comments. The Snapshot device, the questionnaires, etc--all are just data mining to try and find ways to charge you higher premiums. Don't ever use one--or better yet, have them send you one, smash it with a hammer, and tell them it was stolen. Maybe if enough of them disappear, they'll get the hint...

I despise that sneaky, big brother $hlt...
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:45 PM   #12
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I have one of those devices in my car and truck. I had to remove the one in the truck to be able to get the vehicle report sent to my email. Called Ford and that was the first question they asked and told me to remove it. They also report hard stops which are de-accelerating by 8mph or more in 1 sec. Mine has a bunch of them where I slowed or stopped for speed bumps and in B-to-B traffic in Atlanta. things like going from 10mph to 2 mph was a hard stop. I am sure that Allstate doesn't review the data, just the totals. Lost my discount on the truck and if I lose it on the car, I will change companies. I think these devices are a piece of crap and will be removing mine any day now.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:35 PM   #13
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Google who owns Progressive and see if you want to have anything to do with that company. Big brother is NOT your friend!
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:45 PM   #14
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My insurance don't care where i go, I would never put that POS on my car or truck. just saying
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:03 PM   #15
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Follow up.

Seems the thread went in a different direction than intended, most are saying I used poor judgement in using the device in the first place which I understand the point. I personally drive a company vehicle with a DIM's system (Driver improvement monitor) and hated it when it was first installed, over several months I got used to it and it helped resolve bad driving habits I had. What I was trying to do is do the same for my wife and daughter, one drives too fast and the other tends to like conserving brake pads until the last possible moment at a stop light. The system was working for the intended purpose and they were starting to drive better. The wife was using all sorts of new dirty words but none the less she was driving better.

For those truly concerned about you privacy and who is watching where you go you may want to look into GM products with OnStar. I have one of those as well and they can track everything and now with lane assist I am not so sure they couldn't steer the vehicle..... just saying.....



I replaced the Toyota before I returned home and now I own a Ford Powerstroke which I couldn't be happier with and no I won't use the Snapshot on any of my vehicles again.
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:14 PM   #16
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Seems the thread went in a different direction than intended, most are saying I used poor judgement in using the device in the first place which I understand the point. I personally drive a company vehicle with a DIM's system (Driver improvement monitor) and hated it when it was first installed, over several months I got used to it and it helped resolve bad driving habits I had. What I was trying to do is do the same for my wife and daughter, one drives too fast and the other tends to like conserving brake pads until the last possible moment at a stop light. The system was working for the intended purpose and they were starting to drive better. The wife was using all sorts of new dirty words but none the less she was driving better.

For those truly concerned about you privacy and who is watching where you go you may want to look into GM products with OnStar. I have one of those as well and they can track everything and now with lane assist I am not so sure they couldn't steer the vehicle..... just saying.....



I replaced the Toyota before I returned home and now I own a Ford Powerstroke which I couldn't be happier with and no I won't use the Snapshot on any of my vehicles again.
The OnStar version of this is optional. They need your permission to use it.

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Old 07-22-2016, 01:35 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=J-N-D Wtexas;1267020]Seems the thread went in a different direction than intended, most are saying I used poor judgement in using the device in the first place which I understand the point.

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If it appeared as though I did say that, I never meant to.

What I meant was, I would never knowingly allow someone to track my every movement, which is why I refuse to have one of those tracking devices installed in my vehicle, nor do I keep the GPS unit in my cell phone active all the time. Yes both can track your movements. As far as On-Star goes, Yes it can track you if you keep it turned on, but you have the ability to turn it off, although the vehicles collision sensors will indeed turn it back on for emergency purposes.

And Yes, your vehicles onboard computer tracks everything but fortunately that information needs to be downloaded via the OBD link if you have the satellite link shut down.

Murelene's 2015 Equinox has OnStar but we don't pay the subscription so it can only be used in emergency situations
My 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD never even heard of OnStar, I keep it because it is rust free and only has 61600 miles on it (I have been retired for almost 8 Years)
Neither motorcycle has any satellite link
nor does the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Chassis

And I plan on keeping it that way.

Face it, if your government had their way, we would all be micro chipped like we do to our pets.
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