You’ve probably seen the ads on TV for a device drivers plug into their cars to save money on insurance premiums. But the I-Team found a growing number of consumers have complained the popular program ended up costing them money, or even put them in danger on the road.
While shopping around for insurance in March, James Manning was intrigued by the potential insurance savings offered by Progressive Snapshot.
The company mailed Manning the small device that plugs into the diagnostic port beneath the steering wheel. For a month, Progressive would monitor Manning’s driving habits to see if he traveled late at night or was prone to sudden braking.
If the results were good, Manning hoped to save up to 30 percent on his monthly premium.