NJM SafeDrive uses sensors in your smartphone to measure rate of acceleration, braking, cornering, speed as well as any interaction with the smartphone when the app detects a trip is in progress. After a completed trip, individual scores are calculated for each of the measured driving behaviors as well as an overall score for the trip. These scores are available on your smartphone and are made available to NJM once the trip has ended.
User intervention is not required to start or stop trip recording, however, your phone must be turned on. The app uses the smartphone's sensors to automatically start and stop each trip recording.
Trips may not record as expected if:
Only the participant(s) designated as an NJM SafeDrive account owner in your household (typically the named insured or spouse) will be able to see your trip details, including start and end time; duration; date; mileage; trip score and score for each scoring variable; driving speed (if a speeding event is triggered); and a map identifying the trip route, location, and severity of each trip event.
From the Logbook, select the trip that needs to be updated. Select Edit and change the Role from Driver to Passenger or vice versa, if needed. Trips can be edited up to 30 days after completion.
Only trips with a Role of Driver are used for scoring purposes. NJM SafeDrive requires a Learning Period to identify your Role as Driver or Passenger. You are encouraged to continue to review your trips and update your Role if necessary.
If the Transportation setting is changed from My Vehicle to Public Transit or Other, the trip will not be counted in the scoring.
There is no scoring impact, but participants can use this setting to differentiate trips made for business purposes.
Yes, however, NJM SafeDrive is designed to detect the mode of transportation as My Vehicle, Public Transit or Other. If the trip is incorrectly categorized, it can be changed in the Logbook. Select the trip that needs to be updated. Select Edit and change the Transportation setting from My Vehicle to Public Transit or Other.
Please Note: Airplane travel is categorized as Other.
The Snooze feature will allow you to turn off trip recording for a specific period of time. Just choose Settings and select Snooze.
NJM SafeDrive will record these trips. However, we recommend that you change the Transportation setting from My Vehicle to Other to exclude these trips from scoring.