Introducing the Drive Alive App.
Drive Alive is a new incentive program designed to reward drivers who DO NOT use their cell phone while driving. Drivers are asked to run the app prior to driving, take a phone free trip, and close the app upon arrival in order to prove that they are indeed a phone free driver. Drivers who use Drive Alive to submit phone free trips are sent rewards. The rewards act as the incentive to pay more attention to the road and less to their cell phone while driving. It's our hope that this type of incentive program will get drivers to think twice every time a phone call, text, Facebook notification, or other event chimes in on the users phone while they are driving, and ask themselves, "Is it really worth it to answer this right now, or can it wait"? Users have the chance to earn between $1.00 and $4.00 cash (Delivered Directly to their PayPal accounts), various gift-cards, and more per phone free trip. We also have plans to bring insurance companies on board with offering a discount for using the app consistently in the near future as our main reward.
We feel that practice of getting users to consciously think about their choice to pick up the phone or not when a notification comes in is absolutely vital in order to help prevent these types of accidents. In 2009, 985 people died as a result of phone use while driving, and in 2011, 3092 people died. During that time period, 28 new laws were passed banning phone use in various was. While we applaud these efforts, we feel their fatal flaw is that 16-24 year olds (the major offenders of phone use while driving) do not pay attention to these laws do not get in their car the next day after a law passed and say to themselves, "Oh I better not text now". The reason we feel like this is true is that the majority of drivers in that age grouping won't know about the new law, or are too young and naive and think they will not get caught, and as a result, when a text comes in they just answer it without a second thought, just as they would while they were not driving, because answering a text is second nature to them. By offering different types of desirable rewards, we reinforce thinking twice and choosing to refrain from answering the text until it's safe to do so. We hope that the Drive Alive incentive program can supplement these efforts and make a massive difference in the amount of people on the roadways getting into phone related accidents.
Please checkout our website, Drive Alive App for more information. We hope that you like the concept of the app and will help spread the word. Keep in mind that Drive Alive is a purely monitoring system, and should you give into temptation and decide to use your phone, Drive Alive will not stop you from doing so in anyway, so there is no risk in downloading and trying it out.
Here is the download link in case you want to get started right away. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drivealive.demo#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDIx MiwiY29tLmRyaXZlYWxpdmUuZGVtbyJd
Thanks for reading. If you have any questions please feel free to send them to DriveAliveApp@Gmail.com or reply here.