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Boston's Safest Driver Competition begins [Wicked Local: Allston-Brighton]

October 6, 2016

The Boston’s Safest Driver Competition was recently launched by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Vision Zero Task Force, Cambridge Mobile Telematics and the Arbella Insurance Foundation.

In the competition, drivers are scored on five behaviors associated with safer driving. Drivers from the Metro Boston area are invited to compete for over $9,000 in prizes by downloading the Boston’s Safest Driver app and practicing safe driving on the roads through Dec. 3.

“Our top priority is creating streets that are safe for Boston’s pedestrians, cyclists and drivers,” said Walsh. “We know that when drivers are more attentive, we save lives, and this new competition is a fun way to encourage drivers to use more caution when traveling on our streets.”

The Boston’s Safest Driver Competition allows participants to challenge their friends, see how they rank in their community and win prizes for improvement each week.

Funding for prizes has been provided by the Insurance Foundation and the Cambridge Mobile Telematics-donated technology services for competition.

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