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  • So is it strange to confess that I text and drive?

  • What are your reasons for using a phone while driving?

  • If I get a text, I'll look at my phone.

  • It's definitely texting.

  • Instagram. Twitter. Facebook.

  • Snapchat.

  • I do Snapchat and drive sometimes.

  • Do you sometimes more like making Snapchats or watching them?

  • Making them.

  • A. Texting is like my main form of communication.

  • Boredom. Honestly.

  • And B. Well, no. I guess no, truly just A.

  • I've only ever done this at stop lights, I've always been really good about it.

  • The passenger has a pretty important role of driving hour. They're like, "Oh! Red light, red light!"

  • If someone that you like texts you, you can't just like, let it sit there without just knowing what they said.

  • And what if something exciting's happening, or something happened?

  • Like, every time I do it I kinda, I think about it like, "why am I doing this?" and then, I just keep doing it.

  • So I wanted, like, want to introduce you to a friend of ours.

  • Hi. My name's Jacy.

  • Hi. Alexis.

  • Hi. Dash.

  • Justin. Nice to meet you.

  • Nice to meet you.

  • I'm just really quickly wanna have a chat and tell you what happened to me.

  • When I was 21 years old,

  • driving home from my college graduation ceremony,

  • a driver on his phone, was so distracted,

  • he turned left into the intersection at a red light,

  • and another car, an 18 wheeler, swerved to miss him, and hit my family's car.

  • And the resulting collision actually killed both of my parents.

  • I spent 2 months in the hospital fighting for my own life.

  • And then, 2 more months in a rehab hospital,

  • learning how to walking again, learning how to speak again, learning how to dress myself and how to feed myself.

  • And I live with a partially paralyzed body.

  • I didn't have my daddy to walk me down the aisle when I got married.

  • Having sort of like, met Jacy,

  • could you look at Jacy and sort of give those same reasons?

  • Usually I use my phone to change a song on... I try, I try to use it as little as possible. But...

  • I'm not gonna look at my phone ever again.

  • Honestly, if I have been sitting at a red light, and I'll like, glance down to see if my mom's texted me.

  • But the people's lives that are impacted because of something that is so stupid...

  • I can assure you on my drive home right now,

  • I'm not gonna use my phone and drive, and I'm not gonna do it when I go to work tomorrow, and the next day after that, until,

  • you know, it becomes a habit and that just doesn't happen at all.

  • I know this is hard. I'm sorry. It's hard for me, too.

  • But you know this is real.

  • You know the power of really actually... make a difference and do something about it.

  • Thank you.

  • Traffic

  • Stoplights.

  • Selfies.

  • Friends.

  • Boredom.

  • There are no good reasons.

So is it strange to confess that I text and drive?

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    Colleen Jao posted on 2016/09/26
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