Competition Aims to Find Boston’s Best Driver

Boston Magazine

If you feel like you’re a decently safe driver in Boston, maybe that’s because you are.

Or maybe it’s because Boston has set the bar extraordinarily low, such that being even tolerant of bicyclists on the road and having a basic understanding of how blinkers work makes you one of the good ones.

But do you think you have what it takes to be Boston’s best driver? There’s only one way to find out.

The city is teaming up with an insurance company and a local software developer to bring you the Boston’s Safest Driver Competition.

To compete, download an app (via the App Store and Google Play) that monitors users’ driving habits.

Here’s more on how it works:
Boston’s Safest Driver automatically detects when driving starts and stops, and uses the phone’s sensors to measure driving quality including acceleration, braking, cornering, speeding and phone distraction. The application logs your driving trips, displays mapped routes of your drives and displays details on maneuvers giving you useful feedback to help you become a better driver. In addition, it provides driving tips and allows you to invite friends to your leaderboard to compete for top rankings.

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