Using GPS data, we are able to show you information about your driving habits including acceleration, braking, speeding, and whether or not your phone is mounted. We are calculating this information regularly to help you because riders tend to rate higher on smoother trips. Paying more attention to your driving style can lead to higher ratings and also help you save money on gas and vehicle maintenance.
How is this information being used?
Your Driving Style reports are just for your information. Your account status isn’t affected by them in any way.
What is harsh braking?
Harsh braking is the extreme usage of or sudden slamming of brakes. We acknowledge that in some situations this is the safest behavior to prevent an accident; however, consistent harsh braking can wear out your brakes faster than normal, make your riders uncomfortable, and potentially lead to an accident. Your driving style dashboard will alert you to patterns of harsh braking on your previous trips. You can avoid harsh braking by leaving more space in front of your car in traffic, looking ahead to anticipate stops, and gradually slowing down at yellow lights. In general, avoiding distraction is a good way to avoid harsh braking.
What is harsh acceleration?
Harsh acceleration occurs when you accelerate from a stop too quickly. Consistent harsh acceleration can burn through your gas more quickly and provide an unpleasant experience for riders. Your driving style dashboard will alert you to patterns of harsh accelerations on your previous trips. You can avoid harsh accelerations by applying even and gradual pressure on the gas pedal when accelerating from a stop.
What is excessive speeding?
Excessive speeding occurs when you are going significantly faster than the drivers around you. While riders love a quick and efficient trip, excessive speeding can cause discomfort and cause unnecessary safety risks. Your driving style dashboard will alert you to patterns of excessive speeding on your previous trips. Maintaining a speed consistent with other drivers on the road can reduce the risk of an accident.