State Farm's Driver Feedback App Turns Your iPhone Into The Backseat Driver You Never Wanted

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Believe it or not, peeling out at every stoplight and drifting around corners isn’t generally considered safe driving.

If you drive like a jerk and want an iPhone app to tell you just how jerk-like your driving is, Statefarm has your back. Today, they’re launching an app called Driver Feedback [iTunes Link] which, as you may have gathered from the name, gives you feedback on your driving. By polling the accelerometer while you cruise around, it gives you a score based on your acceleration, cornering, and braking — the better you drive, the higher you score. After each “trip” you can view your route on a map to see your worst offenses.

Countdown until some dumb kids battle each other for the lowest score on the route to school: 5..4…3…

(I’ve heard that they were going to change their jingle to “Like a good neighhbor, State Farm’s iPhone app is going to nag at you for driving too fast”, but it just didn’t have the same ring to it)