Every single day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The situation is even more alarming at a global scale. SafeDrive was developed in order to help put an end to this alarming trend.
The mobile app rewards its users for not texting while driving, by offering them points to be exchanged for discounts from partner companies. Once a driver exceeds 10 km/h, the SafeDrive algorithm starts awarding him points. If drivers ever want to use their phone while driving, they have to press the “You are Safer Now” button, which would result in losing the points they earned during the trip. When the drivers arrive at the destination, the points they earned during that trip are added to their account. SafeDrive points can be spent in the SafeDrive Marketplace, an ever-growing shop with discounted products from partner companies.
For acting as an incentive for users to drive responsibly, SafeDrive's social impact has been recognized with a prestigious Gold Edison Award within the Human Services subcategory of the Lifestyle & Social Impact category, during the Edison Awards 2015 ceremony.
What is more, SafeDrive was the most voted product on Product Hunt, on June 16, with over 600 votes, which came as a confirmation of the fact that they are on the right track to solving the texting while driving problem the world is confronting with.
The SafeDrive team is currently looking for responsible companies in Central and Eastern Europe to help them put an end to the alarming trend of texting while driving. A partnership with SafeDrive not only allows companies to step up and get involved in solving a major social problem, but it also offers companies a new sales channel, as the SafeDrive users will come across the products of the partner company in SafeDrive Maketplace.
For more information and for links to download the app, please visit www.getsafedrive.com.
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