How It Works
How It Works
By competing in the Safest Driver Contest, you’re eligible for the chance to win:
1st Place Safest Driver – $250
2nd Place Safest Driver – $100
3rd Place Safest Driver – $50
Top 15 Safest Runners-Up – $10 gift card
Top 15 Most Improved Drivers for Each of 4 Two-week Periods – $10 gift card
1st Place Safest Driver – $6,000
2nd Place Safest Driver – $3,000
3rd Place Safest Driver – $1,000
Grand Prize Winners
Grand Prize Winners
- First Place: Timur
- Second Place: jray
- Third Place: lisa.arrant
- First Place:
- Second Place: drhalaq
- Third Place: dmariamaj
- First Place: sav
- Second Place:
- Third Place: David Elie
About the App
Safest Driver assesses your driving based on five key factors:
After each trip, you’ll receive a score and feedback on any unsafe driving events from your trip. You’ll also appear on the in-app leaderboard with other participants based on your score. User ranking on the in-app Leaderboard does not guarantee qualification as Prize Winner at the conclusion of each Contest Period. The Leaderboards do not reflect qualification for minimum eligibility requirements.
To be eligible for the contest, you need to:
Regional miles are defined as miles driven on trips that start and/or stop in the city area. Additional criteria may apply. For more information, see the Terms, Conditions, and Official Rules plus Frequently Asked Questions below.
Period 1: 12:00:00 a.m. on January 20, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on February 2, 2020
Period 2: 12:00:00 a.m. on February 3, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on February 9, 2020
Period 3: 12:00:00 a.m. on February 10, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on February 16, 2020
Period 4: 12:00:00 a.m. on February 17, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on February 23, 2020
Period 5: 12:00:00 a.m. on February 24, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 1, 2020
Period 6: 12:00:00 a.m. on March 2, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 8, 2020
Period 7: 12:00:00 a.m. on March 9, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 15, 2020
Period 8: 12:00:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 22, 2020
Period 9: 12:00:00 a.m. on March 23, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 29, 2020
Period 10: 12:00:00 a.m. on March 30, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on April 5, 2020
Period 11: 12:00:00 a.m. on April 6, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on April 12, 2020
Period 12: 12:00:00 a.m. on April 13, 2020 – 11.59:59 p.m. on April 19, 2020
Grand Prize Period: 12:00:00 a.m. on January 20, 2020, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on April 26, 2020.
At the conclusion of the grand prize period, the top 3 drivers in each city with the highest overall score will receive $6,000, $3,000, and $1,000, respectively, in the form of a check.
Drivers are only eligible to win one (1) prize during each prize period. For more details on contest eligibility and rules, please visit https://safest-driver.com/uber-progressive/contest-terms/.
There will also be four (4) 14-day challenges related to overall improvement. These challenges will reward the top 15 drivers in each city who exhibit the greatest overall score improvement during a 14-day period with a $10 gift card.
The four (4) challenge periods will be as follows:
Period 1: 12:00:00 a.m. on February 3, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on February 16, 2020
Period 2: 12:00:00 a.m. on February 17, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 1, 2020
Period 3: 12:00:00 a.m. on March 2, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 15, 2020
Period 4: 12:00:00 a.m. on March 16, 2020 – 11:59:59 p.m. on March 29, 2020
To qualify for a grand prize, an entrant must download the Safest Driver app and drive at least 3,000 regional miles prior to the end of the Contest Period.
To qualify for the improvement prizes, an entrant must download the Safest Driver app and drive at least 500 regional miles during the 14 day period prior to the first day of the challenge period and 500 regional miles during the challenge period.
*Regional miles are miles driven on trips that start and/or stop in the Austin, TX; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC city areas. Additional criteria may apply. For more information, see the Official Rules plus frequently asked questions below.
No, you do not have to drive with Uber or have Progressive insurance to win. The Safest Driver app is available for everyone and any driver who meets the eligibility criteria, and all eligible drivers can win prizes.
Your driving scores for speed, acceleration, braking, cornering and phone use are measured using the following data sources:
- Location, speed and heading
- Accelerometer data
- Gyroscope data
- Magnetometer data
- Barometer data
- Information about app usage
By participating in this contest, you consent to Cambridge Mobile Telematics Inc. sharing data on your driving habits and app usage with the contest co-sponsors, Uber and Progressive. Progressive will receive no individual driver-level data. Uber will receive individual driver-level data exclusively for safety analytics purposes, and it will not impact your user status or earnings with Uber.
Using the sensors in a mobile phone, the app assesses driving performance in five key areas:
After each trip, the driver will receive a score and feedback on any unsafe driving behavior. Participants will also have an opportunity to earn achievement badges.
Yes, this access is required for the app to work. Specifically, on iOS 13+ you must select “Always Allow” location permission so that the app can detect trips. Similarly, on Android 10 you must choose “Allow all the time” location access for the app to accurately measure trips and function properly.
Anyone with a smartphone that downloads the Safest Driver app and registers to participate will appear on the leaderboard for their contest city. Not all participants in the contest are eligible to win a prize, as there are eligibility requirements. Therefore, the contest city leaderboard may not necessarily reflect the potential winners. Official Rules and eligibility requirements can be found at https://safest-driver.com/uber-progressive/contest-terms/.
iPhones running Apple iOS 10 or higher and Android smartphones running Google Android 6.0 or higher.
The following phones are not compatible with the app:
Samsung Galaxy Note II, BLU Life One XL, HTC One Max VZW, HTC M8, HTC One M8 Eye, Huawei P7, Huawei P7 mini, Huawei Ascend P7 and Moto G (third generation).
No. The app runs in the background of your smartphone and tracks trips automatically once it detects you are in motion.
No. Once the app is installed, it will automatically run in the background. The app can detect distracted driving based on smartphone movement.
The safe driving score surfaced in the app is calculated based on individual driving skills as determined exclusively by CMT methodology. The methodology monitors the frequency and acceleration intensity, braking intensity and frequency, and average speed of the vehicle in relation to posted speed limits, along with interaction time with phone while a vehicle is moving. Participants will receive a rating between 1 and 5 (5 being the highest) and suggestive correction action (if applicable) after each trip in each of the following categories: braking, acceleration, cornering, speeding and distraction. A user will receive a driving score after one (1) trip has been completed. At the conclusion of each entry period, the driving score is calculated (highest score possible is 100).
An internet connection is not required to record a drive. It is required in order to upload the drive to CMT servers to be processed and scored, and it is required in order for the app to download new scored trips.
No. Phone apps cannot run if the phone is powered off. However, turning the screen off is fine.
Yes. However, the contest ends April 26, 2020 and you will no longer be eligible for prizes after this date.
The app learns your driving behaviors over time including your common routes. You can review and correct your trip classification from driver to passenger or vice versa if needed. To label your status, open the app and navigate to the trip’s screen. Tap the Steering Wheel Icon in the upper right corner. You will see a series of options to select the correct mode.
These FAQs are not meant to be all-encompassing, and we encourage you to read the Official Rules here: https://safest-driver.com/uber-progressive/contest-terms/