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7 hard braking incidents in 2 trips?

November 18th, 2016 at 01:28 pm

OK, Right Track is on the wrong track, as far as I'm concerned. I went from saving 22% on my car insurance to now saving just 13%, due to having had 7 "hard braking incidents" in the past 2 driving trips.

All of a sudden the Right Track gadget seems extremely sensitive. Yes, I was driving in heavy but moving traffic on the highway and had to hit the brake a number of times but I would certainly not call these "hard braking" incidents. I didn't jam on the brake.

Now I'm getting really concerned about my ability to keep my discount up if they record even softer taps on the brake pedal.

Geez. I mean, in order to have a perfectly clean record, aside from not driving anywhere in the 90-day period, I'd have to gradually coast to a stop nearly everywhere I went. I noticed the last "hard brake" was when I had to slow to turn onto my street last two nights ago. You don't want to slow more gradually or drivers behind you will get very impatient.

Pfhg.

4 Responses to “7 hard braking incidents in 2 trips?”

  1. Dido Says:

    Would your rates go up if you had more hard breaks than expected?

    Driving makes me nervous enough without the extra pressure of being monitored. My insurance also offered a potential discount for having a device installed on the car, but I went on and read some reviews and decided I didn't want any more Big Brother watching than already exists.

  2. Carol Says:

    That gadget seems screwy...

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    No, Dido, my rates can't go up, based on the gadget. They can only go down, and they give you a 5% discount just for trying the gadget. If I had to keep the gadget on indefinitely, i wouldn't do it for reasons you stated, but saving money is a big draw to me, especially now.

    I am planning on spending Thanksgiving with my cousin in NJ, however, and am worried that with holiday traffic i will really mess up my score.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I sure hope traffic is better for you. I would be a nervous wreck thinking every time I braked I would wonder if it was enough pressure or too much.

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