AARP SafeTrip App made me a better driver

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I was asked to download and evaluate the AARP SafeTrip app on my iPhone and my initial plan was to use it for 7 days before uninstalling it. However, I’m now 40 days into my evaluation and I’ve fallen in love with this app. It’s now a permanent fixture on my phone.

The app was simple to install and after adjusting a few settings, I was ready to give it a try. The AARP SafeTrip app offers valuable insights into my driving habits and provides comparisons to other users. It also rewards safe driving practices with AARP Rewards points that can be redeemed for discounts on AARP-sponsored vendors.

Before using the app, I thought I was a safe driver, but it has helped me identify areas for improvement, such as phone use and hard braking and acceleration. The app runs automatically in the background, so I don’t have to think about turning it on before I drive. Some may view this as intrusive, but for me, it’s a great feature that provides constructive criticism.

The app uses a five-star rating system to evaluate my braking, acceleration, cornering, speeding, and phone use habits. It maps my route and sends a report with my most recent drive’s rating, which is on a scale of 100 and adjusts with each ride. I’ve made progress over the past few weeks, and I am now rated as a good driver. The app is amazing as it picks up everything a responsible driver needs to become a better driver.

George Frole


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Note: these are my actual routes/rankings/trip scores/AARP points