Make the choice not to drive distracted

Make the Choice Not to Drive Distracted
Posted on 05/04/2018
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National distracted driving advocate and speaker Jacy Good recounts her story 10 years ago when a car accident caused by distracted driver took the lives of her parents and forever altered her life and those around her. She and her husband Steve Johnson spoke to juniors and seniors at RFA on May 2nd about the day that forever changed their lives, using the assemblies to remind everyone to hang up and drive. In 2008 graduation day… about halfway back to her childhood home in Lancaster, PA the car carrying Jacy and her parents was struck head-on by a tractor-trailer as both entered an intersection with green lights. The truck had swerved to try to avoid a man coming from the intersecting road who attempted to turn left through a red light. That man was talking on his phone at the time.

“Car companies advertise hand free (Bluetooth) as a safety feature, but the science does not back that up. Study, after study after study, says it’s the act of a conversation with a person you can’t see that causes a distraction,” said Johnson. “There is no safe way to use a phone in a car. Put your phone on silent, put it in your glove compartment,” said Good.

AAA’s Top 10 tips to avoid distractions while driving 

Jacy Good tells her story

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RFA Student Creates Powerful Distracted Driving Video:

Congratulations to RFA student John George who created this winning video about distracted driving. Please watch it, it's powerful! RFA student Madelynn Maiolo is the main character in the video. Friends don't let friends drive distracted.

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