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Attention Parents & Teens – Tragic Story Involving Helium

Posted on 26 February 2012 by Monica Zech

Oregon Teen Dies After Inhaling Helium at Party
It’s a common party trick, but the death exposes the real dangers of inhaling helium, especially from a pressurized tank.  Click on the following link for the full story:

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Home Escape Plan Saves Family

Posted on 23 June 2011 by Monica Zech

Having a home escape plan saved the family of a well known country singer, click on the following link:

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Distracted Driving – A Deadly Problem – Take The Pledge!

Posted on 30 April 2010 by Monica Zech

Yes – “distracted driving” is a nation-wide problem!  It injures and kills motorists and pedestrians every day!!! 

I talk about distracted driving in my driving safety lectures, but I’ve also been the victim of distracted drivers (3) times in my driving career.  First, I was hit by someone who flew into a parking where I was, while he was looking down at paperwork and talking on a cell phone – I was able to hit the gas and clear my drivers’ side to avoid certain death.  Second,  I was on a freeway – when a driver was busy looking to his right talking to his passenger and failed to notice stopped traffic ahead, he rear-ended traffic while jumping in front of me.  The third, and hopefully the last,  a motorist ran a STOP sign by “two” car lengths coming off a freeway to a surface street, she was in a hurry and busy talking to her young daughter, she looked to her right and “failed” to look to her left as I approached from her left side with the “right of way” – jumping into my path…”that” crash almost paralyzed me.  I’ve got the scar from my $65-thousand neck surgery as lasting proof… so “yes” I know this problem all too well.  (By the way my alertness and seat-belt saved me in all three incidents.)  But sadly, I also respond to these incidents almost daily as a spokesperson for a police and fire department!

Please take a look at the following two websites, the second is Oprah’s “NO PHONE ZONE” campaign – please take the pledge, and have your family, friends, school, workplace, and civic groups “take the pledge!”  It is a matter of Life and Death!  

Take the pledge:

Thank you and stay safe!

Monica Zech

Safe Driving Educator

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YOUR Teen Driver – YOUR Influence

Posted on 16 August 2009 by Ron Cook

Drive by the Rules.
Keep the Privilege.


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