iPhone App lets others report bad drivers to their insurance companies.

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by swiftaw, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Phil A. Moderator

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    Personally, I think that's a really bad idea as there doesn't appear to be any verification of the reports - Someone with a grudge could easily affect another person's insurance costs if they start taking notice of it
     
  2. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    It's absolutely a terrible idea for exactly the reason you mentioned. What's next, an app to report your coworker to their health insurance company because they ate 3 donuts at the staff meeting.
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    No one, especially the insurance agencies will take this "report" seriously.

    It's a gag app at best.
     
  4. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Insurance companies are businesses, it's in their best interest to take credible reports seriously, given they'll have to pay if they don't.
     
  5. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Does it report you as well since you'd be using this while driving?:eek:
     
  6. braddick macrumors 68040

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    See? We agree. No one will take an iPhone tattle-tail app seriously.
    Can you imagine the liability if they did?
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Using it to report someone while driving is illegal in many states. And I wouldn't discount insurance companies or others interested in the data.
     

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