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The Safety Score system needs some serious work

Tesla really needs to fix the way the safety score works before actually incorporating it for insurance premium adjustments. Its is very inconsistence and most of the time when the score drops, its not even your fault.

The forward collision is extremely inconsistent. Lot of time it will go off even the car is 3-4 car lengths away. Today, a pedestrian was getting in his car on a main street, there was no way I was going to hit the guy, but the forward collision warning went off. Dropping my score from 96 to 93.

The hard braking is complete BS. Its almost seems that you can't even touch the brakes. Anytime I apply the brakes, and most of the times its soft braking when the light turned yellow, and there was no way for me to make it through, or let the regen to auto stop, so I have to hit the brakes. Instantly in the red. Its funny because Autopilot can slam on the brakes, and that does not affect the score in any way.

I don't understand how I am always in the red for aggressive turning. I don't do crazy speed turns. I am not sure if it wants me to completely stop and turn, even at a green light.

Anytime I am in traffic, which is a lot in Los Angeles, I always get unsafe following. Even when I am at least 1 car length away.

I have never had a forced auto pilot disengagement.

I know a lot of people are having the same problem. I have spoken to several people that I know who own Tesla, and this is always their complaint. If the safety score is just to let you know how you are driving and if there are no consequences, no big deal. However, I have heard that other states, I think Ohio, is using the safety score to adjust your monthly premium. I think it is far more dangerous to drive just to get perfect scores on the safety score system.
 
While I agree it needs some work, it isn't going to happen. In fact it won't be around for FSD beta much longer. Only for people that have Tesla insurance. Even then I don't expect significant changes (at least from what I hear at the GF).

Regarding this statement "Anytime I am in traffic, which is a lot in Los Angeles, I always get unsafe following. Even when I am at least 1 car length away."
This 1 car length thing can be ok at 20 mph traffic but at freeway speeds, I would not want you behind me. :) It doesn't go by car length. It is a combination of speed and distance. You need to be at least 1 second behind the car in front. And no, I would not agree that it is more dangerous to drive in a way that gets a better score if you are talking about car separation.
 
I took delivery last week of MY LR and have driven about 200 miles mostly in the suburb (speed limit is 40 mph) I live in.
I’m a conservative driver - and with the new car, I’ve been consciously keeping 3-4 car lengths distance from vehicles ahead of me in the lane, yet my Safety Score is showing 2 items have been flagged….”Forward Collision Warnings” and “Unsafe Following” !!!!
I’m really confused as these are exactly what are NOT happening.
Appreciate advice/guidance so I can do better on the Safety Score.
 

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Complaints about the Safety Score system started the day after it came out. Everyone knows it is deeply flawed. But I feel for those who have opted for Tesla’s insurance as Tesla is using this deeply flawed system, which BTW is still considered to the BETA, as a means to adjust insurance premiums.
 
I took delivery last week of MY LR and have driven about 200 miles mostly in the suburb (speed limit is 40 mph) I live in.
I’m a conservative driver - and with the new car, I’ve been consciously keeping 3-4 car lengths distance from vehicles ahead of me in the lane, yet my Safety Score is showing 2 items have been flagged….”Forward Collision Warnings” and “Unsafe Following” !!!!
I’m really confused as these are exactly what are NOT happening.
Appreciate advice/guidance so I can do better on the Safety Score.
The "car length" method isn't good. It's old school. Your 2 car lengths at under 40 mph is probably ok, but at 65 or greater, you will get dinged because it is too close. Try staying 2 seconds behind the lead car.
 
So you spend all this money on a car that can potentially do 0-60 in 2 seconds flat but if you will try to accelerate at even half that speed your insurance premium will go way high does anyone see how messed up this is? Not to mention that you get dinged on your score (and in effect your premium) not once but potentially 3 times anytime someone else cuts you off (once for braking hard, 2 for forward collision warning, and 3rd if you try to turn to aggressively to avoid a collision). Does that sound like it makes any sense in determining if you are a safe driver or not?
But yet running a red light or speeding does not affect your safety score! This safety score is the worst idea I have ever heard off and I can't understand why would anyone opt-in to this willingly?
 

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