In January, Oprah Winfrey began a campaign and launched a public service announcement to end distracted driving. Today, April 30, is the first national “No Phone Zone” Day, an effort to break Americans of the deadly habit of talking or texting while driving, a habit that kills nearly 6,000 people a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“A call or text isn’t worth taking a life,” said Winfrey.
On Friday’s show, Winfrey will interview Jacy Good of Lancaster County, who lost both her parents when a tractor trailer driver who was talking on a cell phone drove into the path of their car.
According to an article on LancasterOnline.com, Good is working with a Montgomery County legislator who is sponsoring a law that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving in Pennsylvania, which has been dubbed “The Jacy Good Law.”
Good is spreading the word about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. Good commented, “Then my parents’ death had some meaning so no one will have to go through what my family was forced to.”