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Old 04-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The device periodically updates your trips to the Progressive website and you can access the various trip details such as time of day, duration, and number of "hard brakes".

When Progressive first started the program, they required the user to connect the device via USB and upload the data from their computer. A minor hassle, but all of the data was accessible using a free program. I don't believe there is a program offered that allows direct access to the data for the device now being used. The current device uploads the data via cellular communication, so nothing is required of the user to upload the data.

You will likely do much better than most with avoiding hard brakes, but the threshold really is very low. I read somewhere that a stop from 55mph requires a minimum of 8 seconds, and you will cover a distance of 580ft. Try to decelerate any quicker, and the hard stop threshold will be triggered.
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