TMA Bucks announced that distracted driving survivor Jacy Good will share her story of recovery from a crash that claimed the lives of both her parents and left her partially paralyzed – a crash caused by a distracted driver – at its virtual annual meeting on June 11.
Good, who is a nationally known and awarded advocate and public speaker, saw both of her parents killed and herself severely injured on the way home from her college graduation ceremony in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The devastating wreck was caused by a driver distracted by a cell phone conversation.
Good now shares her story all over the country at high schools, colleges, conferences and corporate events in an effort to prevent such horrors from touching others’ lives. Good has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has also been featured in People and on CNN’s The Human Factor, among many other print and television profiles.
In early 2021, TMA Bucks announced it has resumed management of the Bucks County Community Traffic Safety Program in partnership with the County of Bucks and the TMA Bucks Foundation.
The program is federal funding (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) distributed to local programs by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Law enforcement, local businesses, schools and the community work to reduce the number of annual highway deaths in Bucks County. The program targets demographics with statistically higher numbers of traffic-related fatalities, including teens and senior citizens, and specific behaviors, such as aggressive driving, driving under the influence and distracted driving, that contribute to higher crash rates.