Why Monitor Harsh Braking

Why should you be concerned about monitoring hard braking be part of your safety program? “Hard braking” events are one of the leading indicators for accidents. In fact, Progressive insurance stated that “we’ve found hard braking to be one of the most highly predictive variables for predicting future crashes.”

Coaster® enables detection and visualization of locations where hard braking events occur. They can often occur in the same road segments due to individual driving behavior, group driving behavior, road design, construction, and traffic patterns.

For individuals or fleet managers, learning where patterns of sudden stops are in the daily commutes, errands, or driver routes can be helpful. For municipalities, it provides additional data for traffic flow and infrastructure analysis.