The Steer Clear® app is part of a comprehensive program that helps young
drivers reinforce positive driving behavior. Young drivers, under age 25, who
complete the Steer Clear Safe Driver Discount Program, may be eligible for a
discount on their State Farm® auto insurance. The Steer Clea...
Whatever, it gives you a discount regardless.
The modules are short; I finished them in less than an hour. The transcripts of the videos are mostly accurate, though one was blank entirely and there are a handful of errors that make sentences not fully understandable. The driving is... frustrating, at the very least. I recognize that as a Jersey driver, I’m not the gentlest, but there are just some roads that have sharp corners, and the speed limit is 45, and I’m not going to go 20 mph and potentially cause an accident just because I don’t want this app to ding me for “sharp corners.” Depending on the roads, I can tell when my score will be higher or lower, because highway stop lights and turns on some roads are not this app’s friend. But apparently the scores don’t really matter for the discount regardless, so I’m learning to care less (even though I secretly want to unlock all those badges).
Driving portion kind of bad
My dad is one of the safest drivers out there and he taught me. I always keep a few car lengths away from a car and keep my eyes ahead of traffic to predict what may happen. Not too sure how the acceleration, turning and braking is measured, but I do feel that it’s a little too sensitive. I’ve tested the driving scores and noticed that you have to be excessively slow in order to get a good score on the driving portion. I am fully aware that driving too slow can pose just as much a hazard as accelerating too quickly as well. I just wanted to point out my experience with this app and the driving portion in hopes that the app would be updated and more helpful for future drivers who use this app. On the contrary, the review portion of the app was amazing. It provides information that every driver should follow regardless of what age they are or how experienced they are.
This app is TRASH
Modules are pathetic, didn’t learn a thing. You have to set the trip every time in order to get the discount for 5 HOURS of driving. Keep in mind it resets every 30 MINUTES. So that’s 10, 30 minute trips that HOPEFULLY get recorded because if your phone moves even slightly it seems like it trashes the whole trip. Totally needs some work to be easier to use possibly the same as the drive safe and save app which I’ve had no problems with. Don’t understand why those same drives that automatically recorded accurately to be used for credit for their expected 5 hours of drive time. Unhappy all around with Steer clear, everything else about State Farm and their other app drive safe and save are good. STEER CLEAR is a juvenile attempt at teaching young drivers to be better drivers. The developers for this app really half assed this one.
Read this BEFORE you start the app
We learned the hard way That this app does not share it with other devices. We had started the classroom modules on my iPad and then I started the driving on my phone. We learned that none of the work on the iPad would transfer to the phone. You will have The same problem if you set up one device for the car ride and a separate device for the tests. That was very frustrating and time-consuming. The app itself is picky. If your phone is not completely stationary in the car it will not pick up the drive. My phone was sitting in a phone carrier and still have this problem. On the plus side, it is nice to get a grade on each drive and know what needed a little adjustment.
Steer clear Don’t turn too sharply on the straightaways!!!
While my daughter was driving along a straightaway, steer clear dinged her about 8 times in about 4 miles! I was with her and it was one of the smoothest rides I’ve been on with her... it was a horribly bogus score. Her next two drives she lost points for braking and acceleration- my opinion was that she drove perfectly fine on both trips. Took away points but had “No incidents “ to report... this app will be dropped once her drivers license is obtained and we get a discount for her. And still more instances of poor evaluations on acceleration and cornering... my opinion is that in order to get a perfect score, you would be more dangerous to the rest of the vehicles on the road.
We have contacted State Farm three times because it’s not recording the drive once it turns off at 30 minutes. It’s supposed to record up to 30 min and provide a grade. If you manually turn it off at 30 minutes then it records the grade. But that’s a pain. And, they don’t have a way to recall your drive or the grade. We also noticed that if you drive on an interstate with stop lights, it gives you a poor grade due to acceleration. Driving the same way on a regular road, the grade difference is 20 points higher. Same applies on the free way. They ding you for accelerating. It’s a free way, I’m guessing you should ease on? I provided my number so they could contact me for additional feedback but no one called. I think they need to do more testing in different driving conditions. If it wasn’t for the potential discount, I would not have my child complete this course. This is my second child completing the course. My second child is a far better driver than my oldest and is a lot more conscious of the things it’s measuring and it just seems like there is a great disparity in the calculations.
So I have the Drive Safe and Save and this app recording my driving and I’m sorry but there are a lot of things showing up for this app that are not showing up on my other app. The acceleration part and the braking part are what’s frustrating because I can’t just not brake once I come to a stop sign, and I can’t creep up to a turn off road in the middle of traffic! But this app is saying that I’m braking to hard and I’m accelerating to much when I’m creeping out into traffic and the creeping up to a stop sign, remind you that there are people behind me blowing their horns. I’m not sure why it’s not rating me the same way the other app for the same company is rating me, but something needs to be relooked at.
My daughter had to use this app to get an additional discount from State Farm. Often it would not rate her drive because it said that the phone was moving too much. She tried putting the phone is different places and different positions, but still would get the error reading. Also, because of our car’s engine, I don't feel the acceleration portion of the app gives a clear picture of how her acceleration. And I don’t understand why that’s important anyway. I give it 3 stars only because it made her more aware of her cornering and breaking.
Frustrating, Sporadic App
My teen has been using this app in order to log her five (5) hours of drive time. However, she has easily driven twice that time, yet the app consistently errors out during a trip thus resulting in not recording and giving her credit for the time driven. Further, the app has deducted points for driver error, however, when I compare this with the State Farm Drive Safe and Save app, the errors are not reflected on this app or the Life360 app either. My teen is frustrated and as a parent I’m extremely frustrated. I’ll be so glad when it finally recognizes the five hours drive time!!!!
Didn’t need it
A lot of the questions were opinion based and 1 question in particular was completely contradictory. The question asked was if you should use your high beams in rural areas if possible. I answered true but the “correct” answer was false because cars will come that you’ll have to turn your high beams off for. In that case, logically, when can you ever use your high beams!? Doesn’t make sense and is completely against how people drive. Besides that I already knew ALL of the answers except for the opinion based questions that are based on subjectivity.
Not bad, but needs improvement
Not a bad app at all, easy and user friendly. The modules are crazy easy, and the app is incredibly easy to navigate. However, the driving factor needs improvement. It senses potholes as braking or acceleration, and when you live somewhere with a lot of them, that can be an issue. Or if you accidentally leave the app running when you get out of your car, it does the same thing, dropping your score. It would be nice if it could sense these things.
The calibration often started my drives of at 1.5 miles and then would shut down half way through, the videos would not play until you restarted the app and if you forgot to end your trip, it would measure the walk you made from your car to your destination or really any movement made in the next 30 minutes part of your drive and would ruin your score. Really if your phone moves at all during your drive, even to pick it up or set it down, your score will be poor. The driving tips were nice though.
The scores I receive are frustrating. I have become very conscious about my driving and I don’t speed, turn too sharply, brake to hard; yet the highest score I have gotten is an 89%. In school, I enjoy 100%, and an 89% is not so pretty. I give it 2-star rating due to its quick lessons, the idea it makes me more aware, and it’s helping with my insurance. But really, it’s a pain. The scoring system is too picky, and some of my trips were not calculated —-which I understand that is due to my movement of my phone. But still, the scoring system needs to be reworked.
I am a new driver and downloaded the app because I saw that this app came with a discount. However, this app is frustrating as it lacks consistency. The time tracking has been unreliable as I have missed out on 3 or more hours of driving, due to the app not recording it. The grading system is also horrible. I could take a 30 minute drive and slam on the brakes due to a car merging into traffic, and that one hard brake, drops my 100% grade, to maybe an 80%. If you are interested in the insurance discount, go ahead and download this app, but be warned, this app is very inconsistent and is very frustrating to work with.
Percentage score given for driving
As the mentor of a student driver, I do not Think that your overall percentage scores and even your individual scores for particular skills is accurate. I am very particular in the way that my son drives, been a very safe driver myself, I think an app on a phone cannotSee what a driver has to deal with. As such, sometimes when they have to accelerate faster than your app thinks they should or taking a curve has had to avoid something they get scored lower.
No. Steer Clear® does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 24,181 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Steer Clear® Is 13.0/100.
No. Steer Clear® does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 24,181 Steer Clear® User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Steer Clear® Is 13.0/100.
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