After a student lost his life from a driver texting in College Station, Marci Corry decided to initiate a change to prevent such a devastating tragedy from ever happening again. She confessed that she was guilty of picking up the phone while driving to check a text or read an email, putting other lives at risk. The more she paid attention, she also noticed people were constantly on their phones in the car, dining at restaurants or even at their kid’s games. Corry said, “You know, someone needs to come up with an app that motivates people to stay off their phones.”
After researching behavior change and observing that her young children responded well with positive reinforcement, Corry decided to encourage people in a positive way to stay off their phones while driving. She founded SAFE 2 SAVE. After launching in Fall 2016 in Bryan and College Station, the app has gained a lot of popularity with over 70,000 users. Businesses on the app are in College Station, Bryan, Belton, Waco, Temple, Harker Heights, Midland, Odessa, Houston, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Cypress, Brenham, Killeen, and will continue to expand across Texas and the nation.
Marci Corry, CEO of SAFE 2 SAVE
“The response has been amazing. Our Regional Sponsor, Baylor, Scott & White Health and every person, business, city government and school that I meet agrees with me that something needs to be done to stop the growing number of people using their phones while driving. The statistics continue to show an increase in crashes caused by distracted driving and now we are learning Snapchat while driving is on the rise with teens.”
Estimated number of drivers using devices while driving every day.
Injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their phones.
My 8 year old daughter is one the biggest advocates of Safe 2 Save. When we get in the car, she always reminds me of 2 things! She’ll say Dad, put your seat belt on. Then without hesitation she asks for my phone, and turns on the app. A few years ago we were on our way home and saw a wreck happen in front of us. Ever since then she’s been vigilant about car safety and she makes sure that we are using Safe 2 Save. She also chooses where we use our points.
I was driving my kids to school, checked a few texts and didn’t even realize that I drove through an intersection. I looked back and saw my children’s faces and thought to myself that it wasn’t worth it to put them in danger by being a distracted driver.
Love Safe 2 Save! Keeps me in check as I’m consistently on the road for work- of course with the added bonus of earning deals at my favorite restaurants!
Safe 2 Save is a great app and rewards people for doing the things they’re supposed to already do!