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RKYHS Students Hear Important Message About Safe Driving

RKYHS students were fortunate to hear a powerful message about the dangers of distracted driving from Jacy Good and husband Steve Johnson for the weekly SEED speaker.

On the day of her college graduation, Jacy and her family celebrated her achievement—until their joyous day was cut short by a car accident caused by a young man on his cell phone. Her parents were killed and Jacy was only given a 10% chance of survival. The accident left her partially paralyzed, and with permanent brain damage. In response to this life changing event, Jacy and her husband, Steve, now spend their time speaking around the world, advocating about the dangers of distracted driving due to talking on your phone, even hands-free; texting; taking Zoom calls; interacting on social media; and many other hazardous activities behind the wheel.

In addition to sharing her personal story, Jacy shared some of the national research and statistics on accidents caused by driving and cellphone usage. Her inspirational strength and ability to retain perspective reinforced her message to the students to hold each other accountable and to make safer choices when they, their friends and their family members get behind the wheel of a car.

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