BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 15, 2022–
The Safe Roads Alliance today announced the first annual Global Road Safety Week relay to raise road safety awareness and encourage the public, businesses, advocates, state agencies and survivors to join the movement. for safer roads. The relay begins May 15, 2022, and proceeds from the event will help fund programs like Children speak out for road safety, Focus on road safety, and the America Walks Community Change Grant Program, which any Commonwealth municipality can apply for. Cambridge Mobile Telematics, the global leader in mobile telematics and analytics and the leading advocate of safer roads and drivers, is the event’s exclusive platinum partner. Those interested in walking, running, cycling or riding in the relay can register here.
“Our goal with the Joining Forces for Safer Roads relay is to increase road safety awareness and raise funds to put in place more traffic calming measures at the local level,” said Jillian Kaplan, road safety officer. development for Safe Roads Alliance. “We are also delighted to take the global event together with our friends in the UK from Andy Cox Challenge and Road Peace, which will run their own relay during Global Road Safety Week. We look forward to making this event fun and inclusive.
“Our mission at Cambridge Mobile Telematics is to make roads and drivers safer,” said Ryan McMahon, vice president of insurance and government affairs at Cambridge Mobile Telematics. “We are thrilled to partner with Safe Roads Alliance to raise awareness for such a worthy cause here in our state of Massachusetts. We look forward to participating in the event and hope to see local leaders and citizens join the movement to save lives on the road.
The Interstate Challenge will begin in Lenox, Massachusetts on May 15, 2022 and wrap up a week later in Boston. The 138-mile course will be divided into three to six-mile stages, where participants can walk, run, bike or ride their challenge stage at their own pace. People can choose to participate in one or more of the 33 different stages of the relay. With the exception of the first and the last stage, participants can complete their stage at any time during Global Road Safety Week. There is no limit to the number of participants per round.
The goal is to raise $500 for each leg of the relay. Beyond Safe Road Alliance Funding Children speak out for road safety and Focus on road safety programs, 50% of proceeds will go to the America Walks Community Change Grant Program. This program is open to all MA municipalities and focuses on micro-grants that fund traffic calming measures. Examples include the painting of crosswalks, neighborhood lanes, city planning tactics, speed bumps and crosswalk signs. Towns and villages can also invest in larger projects.
About Safe Roads Alliance
Alliance for Safe Roads was established in 2006 as a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through better driving. Safe Roads provides educational services to all drivers on different aspects of driving safety including: distracted driving, issues faced by teenage drivers and sharing the road with vulnerable road users. To register for the Road Safety Relay, Click here.
Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) is the world’s largest provider of telematics services. Its mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. The company’s AI-driven platform, DriveWell™, brings together sensor data from millions of IoT devices – including smartphones, proprietary beacons, connected vehicles, dashcams and third-party devices – and merges with contextual data to create a unified view of vehicle and driver behavior. Companies in the personal and commercial auto insurance, automotive, ride-sharing, personal security, wireless, automotive retail and financial services industries use information from CMT’s platform to feed into their risk assessment, safety, complaints and driver improvement programs. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in Budapest, Chennai, Seattle and Tokyo, CMT serves millions of people through 80 programs in 17 countries, including 21 of the top 25 US auto insurers.
Jillian Kaplan: Jillian@saferoadsalliance.org
Emily Stein: Emily@saferoadsalliance.org (617) 417-3689
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SOURCE: Cambridge Mobile Telematics
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