Release of scores show overall improvement in driver safety
BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh, together with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), today announced the preliminary findings from the Boston’s Safest Driver competition and encouraged Boston drivers to sign up in the Boston’s Safest Driver competition. Those who sign up for the app this week will be entered to win up to $4,500 in prizes.
Boston’s Safest Driver app was created in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Vision Zero Task Force, Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) and the Arbella Insurance Foundation. The smartphone app scores drivers on five behaviors associated with safer driving. To date, 98 users have been awarded over $3,400 in prizes, including prizes for people walking, biking or taking public transportation. Currently, more than 4,000 users have signed up for the app.