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Important Safety Web Sites

Posted on 16 January 2019 by Monica Zech

The following are web sites I highly recommend that offer important safety information:

  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s highways. Excellent web site!
  • MADD – Mother’s Against Drunk Driving MADD 24-Hour Live Helpline.  This number provides emotional support, guidance, and referrals are now available to victims/survivors of drunk driving, as well as friends and families, around the clock through a toll-free helpline. If you are a victim of drunk driving in need of assistance, please call MADD’s toll-free helpline at 1-877-MADD-HELP to speak with a counselor who is ready to help you.
  • Mesothelioma.net – Comprehensive information on mesothelioma cancer and the dangers of asbestos – www.mesothelioma.net
  •  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.  This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.
  • NationalRoadSafety.org The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3)non-profit charitable organization dedicated to reducing collisions, death, and injuries on our nation’s highways by promoting safe driving habits through greater public awareness.
  • SAFER Car.gov another excellent site for checking the safety of the vehicle you already own – or are looking to buy. How would your vehicle stand up to a collision? Check here!

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Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Road Recipes

Posted on 10 January 2019 by Monica Zech

Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Year-Round Safety!

I’m happy to say that serving non-alcoholic drinks are becoming more and more popular!  People are realizing you can still have a fun time without the booze – and at the same time – save lives!  I’ll say cheers to that!

Not only are home parties becoming alcohol-free, but alcohol-free bars are also popping up all over the country, the “sober curious” hashtag is sweeping social media, and according to Pinterest, searches for the term “refreshing summer drinks nonalcoholic” were up 118% last month…that’s encouraging news for the safety of our roadways!

Why not start a new trend to show your guests they can have a delicious time without the alcohol!  It’s a good feeling you’ve taken steps to increase the chances of your guests getting home safely.  See party host tips at the bottom.

There are drinks that taste like drinks with alcohol, these are called “mocktails”  and you can also serve some very tasty punches that your guests will enjoy.

The following pages and links will take you to non-alcoholic drink recipes:

From the Taste of Home:

30 Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks

From bon appetit:

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/homemade-nonalcoholic-cocktails

From my recipes:

https://www.myrecipes.com/t/drinks/non-alcoholic

From Welch’s:

http://www.welchs.com/recipes/sparkling-holiday-punch?utm_Medium=google&utm_source=cpc&utm_campaign=Sparkling-FY18&utm_term=easy%20punch%20recipes&utm_content=Sparkling%20-%20Sparkling%20Punch%20Recipe&gclid=CjwKCAiAh5_uBRA5EiwASW3IaolJ3QUnPOcPdhHMYhgsS5qyyhVVMgk-FLO8APNktghAe24GDXa3wBoCfa8QAvD_BwE

Non-Alcoholic Egg Nog:

Old Fashioned Homemade Eggnog

From the Auto Club:

http://www.aaa.com/aaa/049/publicaffairs/aaa_party_ebook.pdf

If you love pineapple:

https://www.yummly.com/recipes/pineapple-punch-non-alcoholic

Hosting A Party
Being a good party host also requires careful planning!

Have invitations asking quests:
• To have a sober designated driver to get them home
• Have a shuttle prepared to give rides home
• Have a place for guests to stay the night.
• Advise car keys will be surrendered at the door if alcohol has been consumed.

Menu – have more food than booze! Highlight entrees and desserts!

Beverages – Have fun tasty non-alcoholic drinks on hand, a tasty punch, a variety of soda pop and of course water! Coffee – but coffee will not sober up someone who’s been drinking, only time will do that.

Thank you,

Monica Zech

Stay Alert- Stay Alive!

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