SAFE 2 SAVE and State Farm announced the winning high schools of the Fort Bend ISD competition, which promoted undistracted safe driving. State Farm awarded over $7,000 to the participating high schools which competed to earn the most points for not touching their phones while driving. SAFE 2 SAVE is a free mobile app that rewards users points for undistracted driving that can be redeemed at local businesses for free items and discounts. Schools and organizations can compete to see who can earn the most points by driving the safest.
The Fort Bend ISD competition ran from April 1-30 and had six high schools participate. “SAFE 2 SAVE has really helped me to not text while driving,” said Steven Shiels, FBISD Director of Counseling and Postsecondary Readiness. “I’m racking up the points and there are great places to redeem for free food and other stuff!”
State Farm sponsored the competition generously awarding $7,400 to the winning schools. “State Farm’s number one focus is customer safety and we thought April was a great time for the competition,” said Gina Wilken, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist. “Teaming up with SAFE 2 SAVE is one more way we can get the message out about the dangers of distracted driving and try to start to turn the corner on this trend.”
The results of the Fort Bend ISD Competition:
- 1st Place School – Austin High School = $2,000 award
- 2nd Place School – Dulles High School = 1,375 award
- 3rd Place School – Kempner High School = $1,250 award
In addition, Austin High School parents and teachers will be awarded lunch for having the largest staff and parent participation. Within each school, the top two adults and students are also awarded a $75 and $50 gift card. State Farm and SAFE 2 SAVE will soon hold a ceremony for the top three placing high schools to congratulate and award them their prize.
“Engaging schools in safe driving competitions is a fun and motivating way to really change behavior in the students, faculty, and parents,” said Meagan Kamra, SAFE 2 SAVE Competitions Lead. “We are beyond grateful for State Farm caring about making their community safer and making the competition awards possible.”
SAFE 2 SAVE school competitions are no cost to the school or ISD. To learn more about SAFE 2 SAVE competitions and how to start one at your school, contact Meagan Kamra at [email protected]
Memorial Hermann Life Flight is the title sponsor for SAFE 2 SAVE in the Greater Houston area. Currently, Houston is the most distracted city in the nation and MH cares deeply about injury prevention. This is seen as a proactive approach effectively driving change, creating conversation about the epidemic of distracted driving and truly rewarding good behavior.