Cheaper insurance with Toyota app

Leaving your phone off in the car could get you €50 off your car insurance.

Leaving your phone off in the car could get you €50 off your car insurance. That's thanks to Toyota and its Face It Down app, and FBD insurance.

The app, which launched in July this year, encourages drivers to leave their phones down when in the car. Simply activate the app and it detects how far you travel without picking it up again, awarding points for every kilometre. If you turn the phone over while driving, though, all your accumulated points are lost. The app has had 40,000 downloads since launch, and has recorded some eight million kilometres of safer driving.

Now, thanks to a partnership with FBD Insurance, app users can get a discount on their cover. If you manage to rack up 1,500 points then you'll get a unique code from the app. Simply quote that code to FBD the next time you're getting insurance renewed, and hey presto, a €50 discount.

Commenting on the launch of the partnership, Fiona Muldoon, Chief Executive Officer of FBD Insurance plc said: "FBD Insurance believes that good driving should be rewarded. Toyota Ireland's new app encourages all drivers to consider their driving habits and create safer roads for everyone. FBD is delighted to work with Toyota Ireland to reward good driving behaviour through lower insurance prices for both existing and new customers. As Ireland's only indigenous motor insurer, FBD has been protecting Irish drivers for 50 years and is committed to promoting safe driving on Irish roads."

Steve Tormey, Chief Executive at Toyota Ireland said: "We at Toyota are delighted with the success of the app to date and offering a further incentive to drivers to Face it Down provides the opportunity to save even more lives on Irish roads. We are delighted to partner with a great Irish company such as FBD Insurance while remaining true to our brand promise, "Built for a Better World", and will continue to invest in making lives better for people in Ireland."

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