Insurers work to thwart distracted driving with UBI
Distracted driving is causing more motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year, prompting industry carriers to leverage their telematics and usage-based insurance programs to reduce the risky behavior and its resulting claims.
Arbella Insurance announced the launch of a safe-driving mobile app, Wheel Focused, aimed at bucking that trend. The application, launched in partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics, provides feedback to drivers based on five metrics: rapid acceleration, hard braking, sharp turns, speeding and active phone use. Arbella is already a customer of CMT for its DriveWell UBI app.