Today, the makers of Houston’s ConnectSmart app made a promise:
For every trip a user takes in the ConnectSmart app from now through the end of November, we’ll donate $1 to the Kailee Mills Foundation (up to 10 trips/user and $5,000).
What does this have to do with saving lives?
In October of 2017, a 16-year-old passenger in a car died when the car she was riding in veered off the road. For a brief moment, Kailee didn’t have her seat belt on. But that moment was all it took for her to lose her life – that and the fact she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
Unfortunately, Kailee joined the other 3,725 people who died on Texas roads that year.
But it gets worse:
Texas has lost at least one person every single day on Texas roads since November 7, 2000.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We need to end the streak of daily deaths on Texas roads!
That’s why ConnectSmart joined with TXDOT today at the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy in Houston to promote their #EndTheStreak campaign. The goal is big, but it’s possible. It’s going to take every single driver to do their part.
What can you do?
Whether making sure all your passengers wear their seatbelts, slowing down in a school zone, or refraining from texting while driving – we all can make a difference.
If you’re riding your bike or BCycle, make sure you stay in the designated bike lanes or Houston’s High Comfort Lanes. Use your lights – even in the daytime – and wear reflective clothing at night.
Even taking transit helps #EndTheStreak because that ensures there are fewer cars on the road.
Start using the ConnectSmart App!
For every trip you take in the app from now until the end of November, we’ll donate $1 to the Kailee Mills Foundation (up to 10 trips/user). You can download ConnectSmart for free for your iPhone or Android.
ConnectSmart helps you stay safe
Alerts you when you enter a school zone and provides you with a speed limit and speeding alert.
Recommends safer bike routes.
Connects to Tow and Go roadside services in case you have car trouble.
Offers regular speed limit notifications, and;
Provides you with a wide array of tools to buy, store, & use METRO tickets.
Let’s all join together to #EndTheStreak and start saving lives.