Drivers-put down your phone and get a free meal

August 21, 2019

University Health System sponsors app to help safe drivers earn free food

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - University Health System has announced its new title sponsorship of safe driving app SAFE 2 SAVE, to encourage safety on the roads of South Texas. 

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there is a crash every 58 seconds in Texas, and 1 in 5 is because of distracted driving. SAFE 2 SAVE is a free mobile app that works to end distracted driving. Users are awarded points for putting away their phones while driving. Those points can then be redeemed at local businesses for free meals and discounts.

“When we think of an ideal sponsor that cares deeply about distracted driving and injury prevention, we think about University Health System,” said Marci Corry, owner and CEO of SAFE 2 SAVE. “We are delighted to have such a caring hospital group that wants to go the extra mile to impact the vast area it serves.” 

Almost daily, the Level I Trauma Center medical team at University Hospital works to save the victims of distracted driving.  Now their injury prevention staff has a new tool to add to its “Drive Now. Text L8R” education program, which seeks to change behavior by appealing to the public’s love of games, competition and rewards. 

“We live in a technology-savvy world, so it makes sense to include technology in this very positive way, as part of the solution to the problem of distracted driving,” said George B. Hernandez, Jr., president and chief executive officer of University Health System. 

SAFE 2 SAVE and University Health System are committed to educating school districts, corporations, universities and the public on safe driving initiatives. For more information visit University Health System’s Distracted Driving Program and SAFE 2 SAVE.

Download the SAFE 2 SAVE app today and enter the event code TEXTL8R to receive 750 bonus points and to do your part in making Texas roads safer. 

About SAFE 2 SAVE:
SAFE 2 SAVE is a free, rewards-based incentive app which works to end distracted driving. Users are rewarded with points for not using their phone while driving. Points can then be redeemed for free items + discounts at popular restaurant chains, local eateries, retail stores and more. S2S is available in the App Store + Google Play Store. To learn more please visit our website safe2save.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/safe2save or follow us on twitter @Safe2Save.

About University Health System
University Health System is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the people of Bexar County. University Hospital’s Emergency Department is the most experienced in the region, staffed entirely with board-certified emergency medicine physicians. University Hospital is home to a Level I Trauma Center and the highest designated pediatric trauma center, treating the most severely injured patients in a 22-county region of South Texas.