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Use the KnowYourDrive App and Take Control of What You Pay
By using the KnowYourDrive app, you get a close look at your driving behaviors, free access to tools which help you learn better driving habits and keep your costs down.
- Save up to 20% on car insurance costs**
- Get a 10% introductory discount just for signing up, then up to 20% based on your driving behavior
- Start using the program at any time — drivers of all ages and in all states qualify
- There’s no financial risk or commitment for downloading the app — it’s completely free
- Your car insurance rates will not go up based on your monitored driving behavior
Imagine if you could take control of what you pay for car insurance with KnowYourDrive, you can. KnowYourDrive is an auto insurance discount program from American Family Insurance that offers a discount based on how safe a driver you are. It gives you a closer look at your driving behaviors and free access to tools that help you learn better driving habits and keep your costs down.
How does it work? It's simple. The safer you drive, the more you can save. Up to a 20% discount on your car insurance premium.** When you enroll, you'll automatically start with a 10% discount. As a bonus, you could qualify for a Travel Peace of Mind package just for participating in KnowYourDrive. Plus, the KnowYourDrive app is free to download and easy to use.
The app tracks your driving habits, such as how frequently your vehicle slows or stops abruptly, how much time you spend driving over the speed limit, and if you engage in distracted driving habits such as texting while driving. Then that information helps us determine the discount on your premium. Within the app, your current discount will be front and center each time you launch the app. An interactive map breaks down how often you drive with risky behavior for each trip. At-a-glance reporting shows how the other drivers on your policy are contributing to your discount. Plus, insights into your driving habits encourage you to avoid distracted driving. Remember, putting your phone down and going hands-free for your music, calls, navigation and more can help to boost your discount!
Note that your rate will never go up due to your enrollment in KnowYourDrive. The app only affects the size of your discount on your premium. The safer you drive, the more you can save. To continue having your new discount applied at each policy renewal, you'll need to stay enrolled in KnowYourDrive. It's that easy. Plus, each driver on your policy can also participate in the program. And if you ever want to opt out of the program, just choose the opt out option in My Account or contact your agent.
Ready to take control of what you pay for car insurance? Contact your agent to enroll in KnowYourDrive today.
How to Save Up to 20% on Your Car Insurance
Enroll and Download the App
Enroll in KnowYourDrive and download the app to get started. You'll receive a 10% discount just for signing up.
The KnowYourDrive app will monitor your driving behavior for braking, speed and other important actions. The safer you drive, the more you can save money on your car insurance premium.
Save on Your Premium
We'll use the information based on your driving behavior to determine your discount, which ranges from 2% to 20%.** Don't worry, your rate will never go up based on us tracking your driving behavior, and you can improve your discount at renewal.
Protection on Every Journey
No matter where the road takes you, the Travel Peace of Mind Package from American Family is there to keep you protected. Featuring four essential coverages, you can travel confidently knowing you will be taken care of if you experience a bump in the road.
Here’s what the Travel Peace of Mind Package includes:
- Emergency Roadside Service
- Rental Reimbursement
- Road Trip Accident Accommodations
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits
We designed the Travel Peace of Mind Package to provide you with a sense of security every time you hit the road. Learn more about the Travel Peace of Mind Package, or contact your American Family agent to get this package and have the coverages added instantly to your policy.
Most smartphones with an iOS (Apple) or Android operating system should work. If the phone is too old to be updated to the most current version of the operating system it will be at risk of being incompatible with the KnowYourDrive app. The phone must have proper sensors, which may include a gyroscope and accelerometer. On average, the app uses 60-70 megabytes of data per month, though this varies depending on the actual driving time.
To keep track of your driving habits and determine the discount on your car insurance, the KnowYourDrive app is able to determine when you’re driving. That way you don’t have to manually log in every time you drive.
Using the sensors in your phone and external data from where you are driving, KnowYourDrive can correctly predict what type of vehicle you are traveling in and whether you are the driver over 93% of the time.
If it’s determined you’re not in a car — like if you’re riding a bike or on a city bus — that trip won’t count towards your discount. Likewise, if you are marked as a passenger and not the driver, that trip won’t count either.
You can voluntarily opt out of the KnowYourDrive program by choosing the “Opt Out” option in My Account or by contacting your agent.
The KnowYourDrive app considers the following activities to be distractions:
- Picking up your phone when the screen is unlocked
- Touching the screen, including swiping and typing
- Making a call while holding your phone
- A passenger using your phone (the app can’t tell who’s using the phone)
- Listening to music or podcasts
- Using a navigation app without touching the screen
- Stopping your car, then taking a call while holding your phone
- Sending a text/call using voice commands
- Using your vehicle’s touchscreen
- Charging your phone or having an audio cable plugged in
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*Eligibility and approval standards for the Travel Peace of Mind Package apply for each vehicle. Average value of package varies by state, underwriting company and specific policy terms. Contact your agent for details. Travel Peace of Mind Package is not available in WA.
**Program discounts will vary based on driving behavior. The KnowYourDrive discount applies only to the following variable coverages, which are typical for most auto policies: bodily injury liability, property damage liability, collision and comprehensive, medical expense and personal injury protection. To refresh your understanding of these coverages, visit www.amfam.com/insurance/car/coverages. Additionally, the discount does not apply to fixed fees that are part of your policy.