Well "hard" for me meaning I felt that I had to push the brake a little more than the "safe" light padding with very little gradual pressure increase to milk the stop all the way to the last 5 feet.
I only had to make one real hard braking event when a bear, yes a BEAR galloped in front of me on route 209 Federal reserve in PA. The car actually pulled to the right which surprised me a bit but I read here that some other people's Cmax's pull to a side when braking hard. Not sure what the issue is, but I never brake that way anyways and hope never to so I didn't worry about it much.
You are allowed one little braking mistake and you can still make a 99 driving score if your brake score for the trip is 99% and not 100. If the brake score drops to 98% for the trip, you can't get a 99 any more you'd be at 98 max (renaissance man driving score).
Edited by rbort, 15 October 2015 - 06:42 AM.