Here at WiseDriving, we give you a unique Driving Behaviour Score that rates how safely you drive. To work out this score, your device collects data on four different driving behaviours that you display behind the wheel – these are then combined to create your overall score.
These behaviours are:
- Your speed – to keep your speed score high, you should try to always stick to the speed limit, as this is a key factor for keeping you safe behind the wheel.
- The length of your trips – the key to getting a great score for this behaviour is making sure to make short trips where possible, and if you need to do a longer journey, make sure you have plenty of rest breaks. A long journey is anything over 2 hours – taking a 15-minute rest stop where your car is completely stationary will cause your App to start a new journey. This will break your long journey up into two one-hour journeys instead, and will help to keep your score high.
- The time of day that you drive – to boost your time of day score, you should try to avoid driving between 10pm - 4am, or during rush hour traffic. We understand this is not always possible but driving regularly at high accident risk times of day will lower your score. Also, if you speed during high-risk times, this will affect this score, as well as your speed score.
- Whether or not you drive erratically – the key to getting a great score for this factor is keeping any erratic driving to a minimum, but what does this mean? All you need to do is accelerate and brake gradually, and make sure that you take corners safely and at an appropriate speed for the bend you are driving around.
See below for the weighting of each behaviour and how they contribute to your overall score. From the chart below, you can see that ‘speed’ is the most influential rating factor, and ‘journey length’ is the least.
If you’d like to find out how to improve your score, click here.