Amerisure Teams with LifeSaver to Help Prevent Distracted Driving with Cell Blocker App

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Amerisure has teamed with the mobile software company LifeSaver to bring policyholders a new tool that will help to prevent distracted driving.

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Amerisure has teamed with the mobile software company LifeSaver to bring policyholders a new tool that will help to prevent distracted driving. The LifeSaver mobile app discourages drivers from using mobile phones while behind the wheel, and provides business owners with vital driver behavior data.

Amerisure kicked off its yearlong Distracted Driving Campaign in January, and considers this new partnership and the LifeSaver app to be vital components in helping its policyholders reduce distracted driving incidents and costs. Recently, data from the National Safety Council indicated that 25 percent of all collisions are from cellphone-related distracted driving, and information from the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety estimated that distracted driving costs U.S. employers $8.2 billion annually. By utilizing this technology, Amerisure feels a cellphone-blocking app could have a positive impact on loss costs for business fleet owners.

How LifeSaver Works

  • When a driver attempts to use their cellphone, the app shows a visual block or reminder to not use the phone.
  • Using telematics, the app tracks these attempts to use cellphones when driving and scores drivers on their behavior.
  • Managers can monitor and identify both superior and problem drivers, and act accordingly.

“Amerisure evaluated numerous cellphone monitoring technology providers to find the one that offered the best service and value for our policyholders,” said Kevin Clary, Amerisure’s vice president of Loss Control. “We felt the LifeSaver app not only met that criteria, it’s also a simple yet high tech way to help our policyholders in their ongoing quest to prevent distracted driving within their fleets.”

Putting its policyholders’ needs first, Amerisure is using a cost-sharing program to offer them a reduced price for the LifeSaver app. View Amerisure’s LifeSaver FAQs here. To learn more about the app or Amerisure’s Distracted Driving Campaign, click here.

About Amerisure Insurance
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company is an insurance organization charged with creating exceptional value for its Partners For Success® agencies and policyholders. As an A-rated (Excellent) property and casualty insurance company licensed in 50 states, Amerisure provides a comprehensive line of insurance products to protect businesses focused in construction, manufacturing and healthcare through strategically located Core Service Centers. For more information, visit amerisure.com.

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