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Tracking app could help driver's save on insurance

Highway 104, the artery connecting mainland Nova Scotia to Cape Breton Island is seen on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

A new app could help drivers to save on their auto insurance.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has given Intact Insurance the green light to offer a mobile app that tracks a driver’s performance.

Tom O’Handlay, Manager of Government Relations for the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Atlantic division told News 95.7 the app can track things like breaking, acceleration, and what time of day the driver is on the road.

O’Handlay said the app is not something that will contribute to distracted driving.

“[It is] something you can have in your pocket or your purse, so while you drive you don’t have to look at your phone at all it just is sophisticated enough to track as you’re driving,” he said.

Customers who perform well throughout the program could save up to 25 percent on their insurance and O’Handlay said there will be no penalities for those who don’t perform well.

The planned release for the app is this September and O’Handlay is expecting other insurance companies to follow suit.

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