Will OnStar program result in fewer car accidents?

The director of business development and alliances, global connected consumer experience at General Motors indicates that the assessment is designed to help drivers gain an understanding of how they drive and provide feedback. The end result will hopefully be that drivers are smarter, better drivers.

Individuals who enroll in the program will be evaluated for a period of 90 days. At the end of that period the program will provide information regarding how a driver did with certain metrics and will compare them to the results from other drivers taking part in the program. Driving tips will be tailored to each driver’s assessment results.

OnStar customers may be enticed to take part in the program because if their results are good, they could possibly get a cheaper car insurance policy through Progressive Insurance.

Whether the program results in a reduction of motor vehicle accidents remains to be seen. If it did, it might also result in fewer personal injury lawsuits being filed in connection with car accidents. For those who still find themselves the victim of an injury producing crash, the first step in pursing this course of action is to consult with a lawyer who handles such cases.

Source: Carrier Management, “OnStar to Offer Driver Feedback,” Jan. 15, 2015