SAN ANTONIO – University Health System is joining forces with the safe driving app SAFE 2 SAVE, to encourage drivers to stay focused on the roadways and off their cell phones.

The mobile app is a free and works to end distracted driving. Users are awarded points for putting away their phones while driving. For every minute users are driving without picking up their phones they are awarded two points. Those points can then be redeemed at local businesses for free meals and discounts.

While winning prizes are a perk of the app, saving a life is the ultimate goal. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 43 people died in distracted driving accidents in Bexar County in 2018. University Health System officials hope this initiative will help incentivize drivers to stay focused on the road and save lives in the process.

To learn more about the SAFE 2 SAVE mobile application, you can click here. When downloading the app, enter code “spectrum” for 750 points towards your first reward.