Usage Violations Explained
LifeSaver detects possible risky usage of your mobile device while driving as ‘usage violations’. In short, it’s always better to use your phone’s features outside the passcode lock screen whenever possible. You’ll find with mobile devices you can easily setup navigation before driving, and use other functions such as music and hands free calls outside the lock screen using hands free functionality (such as Siri or Okay Google) with or without a blue tooth connection.
The following Usage Violations are tracked when driving. These actions impact your LifeSaver Score:
- Passenger Unlock – Normally Passenger Unlocks are not factored into a drivers score, but are tracked in the portal for possible abuse.
- Emergency Unlock – Emergency Unlocks can be valid or a potential violation if the driver is using to circumvent LifeSaver. Thus an Emergency unlock is scored for possible abuse. An Emergency unlock can occur multiple times during a single drive.
- Navigation Violation – When you intentionally navigate ‘away’ from the LifeSaver app when driving a Navigation Violation is reported. Navigation violations indicate you are physically touching the phone and trying to use it for other purposes. A Navigation Violation can occur multiple times during a single drive.
- Display Violation (iPhone only) – Display Violations occur when the driver stays on an opened unlocked iPhone screen when the ‘Keep Your Eyes On the Road’ is displaying for more than 5 (default) cumulative minutes per drive. In normal circumstances you should be either within the LifeSaver App, or with the phones display ‘off’, or with the iPhone display ‘on’ but outside the passcode lock screen where Apple Maps, Music, or hands free calls can be made without violation. Display violations indicate tampering with the device in a driving situation. A Display Violation can occur once for a single drive.
- Passcode Unlock (iPhone only) – Passcode Unlock Violations occur when you manually unlocks the iPhone passcode screen while driving. Passcode unlocks are discouraged since using navigation, hands free calls, and playing music is all possible outside the iPhone’s passcode screen. A Passcode Unlock Violation can occur multiple times during a single drive.
- Inactive Days – When LifeSaver is not working properly for a full day (24 consecutive hours), for example due to disabling cell data or uninstalling the app, an inactive day is recorded. Each inactive day is scored as a violation. If you’re still using LifeSaver keep it active and in the background!
Note: The monthly score for drivers and groups is calculated as: (100 – [(sum of all violation points) * weight multiplier) divided by ‘total driving hours’] for the month. The ‘violation points’ and ‘weight multiplier’ are determined and adjusted by LifeSaver and/or a specific partner programs which are powered by LifeSaver.