TxDOT partnered with SAFE 2 SAVE, to provide an interactive competition promoting undistracted driving. The school with the highest safe driving percentage of participation received a grant prize of $1,500 for their project celebration and competing schools also received funds for participating.
The Project Celebration competition involved students, parents, and school staff competing against other schools using the app. Each school was given a specific competition code unique to their school allowing the school’s students, parents, and teachers to be on the same team.
The competition ran from May 11 to April 7 and had 11 high schools competing with over 1,200 participants.
Around 100,000 points were accumulated throughout the safe driving competition resulting in increased undistracted driving rates on the road.
- 50,000 minutes were spent driving undistracted
- 34 days of undistracted driving
- 833 hours of undistracted driving were driven by participants throughout the competition
“There has been almost 7,000 days since there wasn’t a death on a Texas roads,” said Meagan Kamra, SAFE 2 SAVE Competitions Lead. “With TxDOT’s support of maintaining safe roads across the state, I can’t think of a better partner to tackle this epidemic of distracted driving. We are so grateful for TxDOT and their generosity for making these competition rewards possible.”
SAFE 2 SAVE and TxDOT plan to do this competition again next year to continue improving the safety of roads and communities. 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 or sign up for TxDOT’s Project Celebration 2020 Competition, contact Meagan 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.