By Jennifer Geiger on March 11, 2013
How much is your privacy worth? According to a new survey from Carinsurance.com, 64% of people polled said they'd allow the installation of a breathalyzer in their car if it meant getting a discount on auto insurance.
The auto insurance data company surveyed 500 licensed drivers older than 18 and found that most were willing to give up some privacy in return for an unspecified discount on their auto insurance.
According to Carinsurance.com:
The company cautions that that this is a hypothetical situation; auto insurance companies don't currently provide discounts for the installation of breathalyzers, speed governors or cellphone disablers.
CarInsurance.com Managing Editor Des Toups says many companies offer discounts for good behavior, however. "Of course, a driving record that doesn't have a DUI [driving under the influence] or speeding ticket on it will mean cheaper insurance rates," he said in a statement.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer