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Women in Safety #6 - Distracted Driving: Impact on Workers and Community Safety

By Tamara Parris | Last updated: December 3, 2019
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What would you do if a texting driver killed your loved one? In episode six of Women in Safety, sponsored by Safeopedia, we are talking to Jacy Good Founder of Hang-up and Drive and Candace Lightner, founder of We Save Lives about distracted driving and how it impacts our workplace and community safety. Jacy and Candace share their insights and stories from their own personal experiences with us during our discussion.


What would you do if a texting driver killed your loved one? In episode six of Women in Safety, sponsored by Safeopedia, we are talking to Jacy Good Founder of Hang-up and Driveand Candace Lightner, founder of We Save Lives about distracted driving and how it impacts our workplace and community safety. Jacy and Candace share their insights and stories from their own personal experiences with us during our discussion. Bryan McWhorter of Safeopedia is also joining our conversation today.

If you want to do something to help, take action! Please do not talk to someone while they are driving or reply to texts while driving. #HangupandDrive

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About Our Guests:

Jacy Good is the Founder of Hang-up and Drive. Jacy Good and partner Steve Johnson, are nationally recognized public speakers and advocates for cell-free roads. Since Jacy’s miraculous recovery from the 2008 crash, caused by a distracted driver, that claimed the lives of both her parents and left her partially paralyzed we have worked tirelessly to educate the country about the dangers of cell phone use behind the wheel.

Jacy on The Oprah Winfrey Show: https://youtu.be/XTp-7sbzW8A

Article: How the Ripple effects multiply the number of victims

Website: http://hangupanddrive.com

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Phone: 914-512-5194

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacygood

Facebook: facebook.com/jacygood

Twitter: @JacyGood


Candace Lightner, founder of We Save Lives and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is recognized nationally and internationally as the moving force behind reshaping the nation’s attitude toward drunk driving. She founded MADD after her 13-year-old daughter, Cari, was killed by a multiple repeat offending drunk driver. She has been credited with saving more than 400,000 lives. Armed with just her anger and passion, she set out to change the system and the prevailing attitude of societal acceptance about the most often committed crime in the country. She not only led the movement that made drunk driving socially unacceptable but she became a leading victim’s advocate, teaching victims and survivors how to fight for justice in the courtroom. Read more: HERE

Website: https://www.candacelightner.com/

Blog: https://wesavelives.org/blog/

Phone: 571-970-1989

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candacelightner

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CandyLightner/

Twitter: @CandyLightner1

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Written by Tamara Parris | CD

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Tamara Parris is the Director of Community Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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