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Mayor Walsh Launches Boston’s ‘Safest Driver’ Competition [Sampan]

October 5, 2016

BOSTON – Monday, October 3, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Vision Zero Task Force, in partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) and the Arbella Insurance Foundation, today announced the launch of the Boston’s Safest Driver Competition, a smartphone based app that scores drivers 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 app and practicing safe driving on the roads.

“Our top priority is creating streets that are safe for Boston’s pedestrians, cyclists and drivers,” said Mayor 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. I thank Cambridge Mobile Telematics and the Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership.”

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. Between now and December 3, participants can download the app and win one of a dozen weekly prizes for everything from having the top score, to being the best new driver, to taking car-free trips.

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

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