Last month, I had the chance to interview Singer Songwriter David Choi. David wrote the song Chill Tonight for the #ItCanWait Don’t Text and Drive Campaign I participated in over the Summer, which you can read about here.
The interview went well. We spoke about why he chose to participate in the campaign (to make a difference) to his fear of being a hypocrite (he used to text and drive a lot, but has definitely done much less since the campaign began). Overall, he was easy to chat with, is a very down-to-earth guy and an open and honest person who enjoys what he does.
We did the interview over Skype, which I did record. And, I was really excited about sharing the video with you, but unfortunately, due to some technical issues on my part the screen capture was not successful. I was devastated when I realized it.
In lieu of my technical issue, David was great about sharing these five great tips on how to stay safe while driving and preventing yourself from texting and driving:
1. Get hands-free, Bluetooth speakers
2. Turn off your phone (or turned off the volume so you’re not tempted to respond to texts when one comes thru)
3. Eliminate distractions so you can focus on the road
4. Throw phone in backseat
5. Get onboard GPS system
With exception to the financial investment needed for numbers one and five, all of these tips are simple and easy to accomplish. Even with the financial investment, ask yourself isn’t your life (or children’s lives) worth it?
Remember that safety comes first for you and those around you. #ItCanWait. Really, IT can.