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Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage – A Must Have!

Posted on 09 November 2019 by Monica Zech

Important information…

It’s time to check your motorist insurance policy.  The BIG question, for your protection, do you have “uninsured/underinsured” motorist insurance coverage???

It’s important to make sure you and your passengers are well covered if you’re involved in a collision.   A must-have should the driver at fault has little or “no” insurance.  The minimum insurance coverage in California is only $15,000 to obtain a driver’s license.  This does not cover much if you are transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries.

This coverage is a must-have according to the Padilla Law Group.  Please click on the following link for a clear explanation of the importance of this insurance coverage.

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Thank you to the Padilla Law Group for providing this valuable information.

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note:  The following is a link to a news story reported on November 14, 2019.  It’s regarding a man who was seriously injured by a driver who had the minimum insurance coverage of $15-thousand.  His medical bills were almost $100-thousand.  If he had the above coverage, his bills would have been taken care of, if not lower.  At least $1-million coverage is recommended.

https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/san-diego-veteran-billed-nearly-100000-for-a-3-hour-hospital-visit/509-b762eb30-582e-4c86-8111-b5f81c4ef4f4?fbclid=IwAR1xIFyUyaLXhBJHWkXoDi1fYXN5n4GfhP_Y_Ura_7FLum0Rn0qgLBXrt00

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Posted on 19 October 2019 by Monica Zech

Disaster Preparedness is critical to survival. Please take a moment and check out this important Survival Guide from OES.  Please share this information to your family and friends.

Click on the following link for a copy of the survival guide:

https://www.readysandiego.org/content/dam/oesready/en/Resources/OES%20My%20Disaster%20Plan_ENGLISH.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1ukSiGUE_E1FNBN4QL71ohNMoj3v9TrtGWBu_BJpXJI5x5WkyTb8pdIFM

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Medical Examiner Report is very Informative

Posted on 23 September 2019 by Monica Zech

Straight from the Office of the Medical Examiner’s Office in San Diego County, a report on what’s killing us in our County.  Hard facts – no fake news here!

Medical Examiner: Drugs, Falls, Cars, Suicides Lead Death Investigations

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Vaping and E-Cigs are not Safer than Cigarettes – Latest Report

Posted on 01 September 2019 by Monica Zech

I’m not surprised – I saw the research years ago and knew this was coming.   Vaping and e-cigarettes are not safer than cigarettes!  Sadly, as people ignore the information, expect the death toll to climb…

Click on the following link for a very important story to share with family and friends.   As you read this story you’ll see there are over 400 cases being investigated of people with serious lung issues that may be linked to vaping.

https://people.com/health/17-year-old-boys-lungs-completely-blocked-from-vaping-doctors-say/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20190828&utm_term=7236535&fbclid=IwAR3sP79WGvPQsHWcuBTCp0q7F65knRAIJZo54iok2c8etdmHCJjrzK2rop4

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Red Light Running Hits Deadly All Time High

Posted on 01 September 2019 by Monica Zech

As cities began turning off RED Light cameras, in San Diego, I personally saw the dramatic increase in red light runners at lighted intersections.   In the news, I also saw the rise of collisions involving red light runners.   A red light camera police officer told me several years ago, that there was a 300-percent increase in collisions at intersections the first time San Diego turned off red light cameras, the second and final time they turned off cameras, that same day, there was fatal crash when a nanny pushing a baby stroller was struck and killed by a red light runner.

In August of 2019, the Automobile Club of Southern California released a report on the dramatic increase in red light running fatalities at intersections.

Here are their findings: https://newsroom.aaa.com/2019/08/red-light-running-deaths-hit-10-year-high/

I cover this topic in my safe driving talks, alerting motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists to use extra caution at intersections:

  • Slow down for intersections – so drivers behind you will slow down.
  • When sitting at a red light and the light turns green for you – HOLD IT!  DON’T GO UNTIL IT’S SAFE TO GO!
  • Before going – “look” to your right and then left, and then look again – watch out for the red light runner who floored a block or two away.  They may be traveling 60 to 70 mph – that’s why crashes that occur are often fatal.

Stay Alert-Stay Alive!

Monica Zech

 

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Hot Weather Advisory – Never Leave Children or Pets in Vehicles

Posted on 05 August 2019 by Monica Zech

Heat Advisory: Please, never leave babies/children/elderly and pets alone in hot vehicles – it can quickly become a death trap. I’ve seen two pets left in vehicles this past week and was about to call 9-1-1 when the owners returned.

If you love them – don’t leave them!

http://news.aaa-calif.com/news/auto-club-warns-hot-cars-can-be-death-traps-for-kids-and-pets?fbclid=IwAR08D_ScSOFmLUH0nvZ54X6CPDhOIZJ6RDe_OyTJvKy9MpqaWvfA1C2-woI#.XUfqkeM5Mpo.facebook

 

 

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Latest News From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Posted on 01 July 2019 by Monica Zech

See the latest news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

https://www.iihs.org/news

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Learn the Facts About Distracted Driving

Posted on 01 July 2019 by Monica Zech

Learn the Facts about Distracted Driving from EndDD.org

https://www.enddd.org/the-facts-about-distracted-driving/

 

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