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It is very simple; each trip starts off with a Driving Score of 100 points. 20 points will be deducted for each driving infraction such as distracted driving (a phone call, texting, moving away from the app, etc.) or speeding. Should the user score less than 100 points, they will not be eligible for any rewards but will be notified of their driving score, the points lost due to poor driving behavior, and tips on how they can improve. Only a Driving Score of 100, otherwise known as a Safe Trip, will be eligible for receiving rewards.
How the App Works
The app works by providing drivers with a Driving Score of 100 points. 20 points will be deducted for each driving infraction such as distracted driving (a phone call, texting, moving away from the app, etc.) or excessive speeding 80 mph or higher.
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Understanding Your Driving Score
If the Driving Score is less than 100 points, they will not be eligible for any rewards but will be notified of their Driving Score, the points lost due to poor driving behavior, and tips on how they can improve. Only a Driving Score of 100, otherwise known as a Safe Trip, will be eligible for receiving rewards. The number of miles traveled for each Safe Trip is multiplied by 5 to total the number of points earned.
Infraction Example: Driving Score of 80 and trip length of 10 miles = 0 points awarded and 50 points missed. Zero Infraction (Safe Trip) Example: Driving Score of 100 and trip length of 10 miles = 50 points awarded.
The points earned per Safe Trip dictate the Star Level. At each new Star Level, drivers earn a $10 gift card. Only drivers between the ages of 16 to 25 are eligible for the rewards.
|1,000 Safe Trip Points||10,000 Safe Trip Points|
|2,500 Safe Trip Points||15,000 Safe Trip Points|
|5,000 Safe Trip Points|
You can also earn rewards based on the total number of safe trips you earn. For each of the benchmarks below, drivers ages 16 to 25 earn a $10 gift card.
|10 Safe Trips|
|25 Safe Trips|
|50 Safe Trips|
|75 Safe Trips|
|100 Safe Trips|
Safe Trip Streak Badges
For every 3 consecutive Safe Trips, the user earns a Safe Streak Badge, up to a streak of 15 Safe Trips. Earning these badges makes the user eligible for random rewards given out in accordance with teen traffic-related events such as National Teen Driver Safety Week and other contests that Teens in the Driver Seat might hold.
Earn TDS All-Stars Points
Points are awarded based on the number of students, listed below, who are assigned to the school on their profile and actively use the app. An active user is defined as someone obtaining at least 10 safe trips within the All-Star period of April 3, 2021–April 1, 2022. (No activity form required)
5 students–5 points
10 students–10 points
25 students–15 points
50 students–20 points
These points are not related to the in-app cash rewards needed to achieve gift cards.
YDS App & the Teens in the Driver Seat Program
Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) students can earn All-Stars Points when they use the app and encourage their classmates to do the same. For every 5 students at a school that reaches 1,000 points within the app, the school will be awarded 5 TDS All-Stars Points. The school must be an active school with Teens in the Driver Seat. *Limit 20 All-Stars Points per school.