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Victim of a DUI driver? There’s Help!

Posted on 04 August 2019 by Ron Cook

Contact MADD! They helped me and my family when my father was killed by a DUI driver in June of 1992. They helped us through the court system since we didn’t have a clue on our rights, on what to expect or what to do next! 

Your contact at the MADD office in San Diego is:

Cristi Walker
Program Specialist
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
California, San Diego Affiliate
9948 Hibert Street, Suite 107
San Diego, CA 92131

858-564-0780 ext.6664 direct
877-MADD-HELP victim support
877-572-5256 fax
cristi.walker@madd.org

MADD provides free services to victims of drunk and drugged driving. If you’ve been affected, please call our 24/7 Help Line 877-MADD-HELP or visit madd.org/help.

If you’re the victim of a DUI driver, or you’ve lost a loved one to a D.U.I. driver take action and call MADD at 1-800-GET-MADD.

*We must work together to stop the madness on our roadways…people are basically getting away with murder, even though they’ve heard over and over “don’t drink and drive!

 

Having a party?

When you have a party, educate others you don’t need alcohol to have a good time…or, make sure they designate a SOBER driver, stay the night or call them a cab. There’s a lot we can do to save lives by educating others of our loss! If you lost a friend, keep that friend’s death from going in vain by stopping others from drinking and driving – and never ride with someone who’s been drinking!

Also, as parents, we can also look at ourselves! Sadly, in the last several years, we’ve found more and more “parents” injuring and killing their own families while driving-under-the-influence. What ever happened to priorities! My family’s safety means more to me than alcoholic beverages! So I don’t drink alcoholic beverages – it’s that simple! I’ve chosen to be a good safety role model for my daughter and others. So what are your priorities? Or, are you willing to take the risk? The risk of your family’s life!

Remember, you don’t have to be drunk to kill or injure. Alcohol is a “drug” – a “depressant”…a drug that immediately dulls the senses needed to be a safe driver! Also, always protect yourself and your passengers by always buckling up and driving “alert”! Expect the unexpected!

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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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Depression, Suicidal Thoughts? Light for Life Foundation Can Help You

Posted on 09 April 2018 by Ron Cook

Light for Life Foundation Please call the San Diego 24 hour Crisis Hotline at 1(888) 724-7240, or the National Hotline at 1(800) 273-8255 – If you are in need and don’t know how to ask for help please call these hotlines. Life is precious – we care.

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Feeling Sad, Stressed, Depressed? Important Numbers & Links To Prevent Suicide

Posted on 09 April 2018 by Monica Zech

Dear Friends,

Thank you for checking this posting.

Many of us have experienced the feeling of loss, sadness, depression, and stress…sometimes leading to thoughts of “suicide.”  The worst thing you can do is to drink alcoholic beverages – this will only make the problem seem bigger.  Alcohol is a drug – a depressant, thus making you depressed.

Please click on the following link for a story about “help” available in our County.  There is “hope” – and sometimes, by having a clear-rested mind, such as good nights sleep, the problem is not as bad as it first seemed.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255

If you’ve had thoughts that “no one cares” – “wrong” – I care about you, and that’s why I’m posting this very important link.  There is hope – here are additional resources.

http://www.suicideispreventable.org/

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Drug Abuse – Say NO To Drugs – Important Websites

Posted on 09 April 2018 by Monica Zech

Drug Abuse – Be Informed

You’ve heard the phrase “Say No to drugs” dozens of times.  But it’s so true!  I’ve seen drugs ruin lives – health – careers – families – relationships – lead to crime…the negative results are endless.  The opioid crisis is real!

 

Please be informed, check the following websites for important information:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

With the passage of recreational marijuana use in California, see what has happened in Colorado since they passed the same law:

Exclusive: Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?

More important websites that can inform and help:

www.drugrehab.com/addiction/drugs/

www.drugrehab.com/teens/

 

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Safe Driving Websites For Teen Drivers

Posted on 08 April 2018 by Monica Zech

Several important websites for teens and their parents in the area of driving safety:

One or more of these links will help in making your teen feel better about driving. I strongly recommend “not” doing “online” driver education.  The classroom setting is much more real and has a greater impact.

The following are some of my favorite websites in covering teen driving:

#1.  From the California DMV – great information about teen drivers:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/dl603/teen_htm/gettingstarted/

 

#2. National Safety Council – Teen Driving & Parents

http://www.nsc.org/safety_road/TeenDriving/Pages/teen_driving.aspx

 

#3. Teen Drivers and Highway Design

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/humanfac/pdfs/01-120.pdf

 

#4. Insurance Information & safe driving tips:

https://ratesforinsurance.com/distracted-driving/

 

Being 100% alert behind the wheel reduces your collision factor dramatically.  It’s distracted driving, impaired and aggressive driving kills and injuries.  In regards to speed – the faster we go – the less control you have, and less likely to avoid a collision.

If you’re are interested in a safe driving talk – please go to my contact section on this website, or email your request to monicazech@cox.net.

My passion is safety – thank you & be safe!

 

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Driving Statistics

Posted on 09 May 2015 by Monica Zech

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the latest driving statistics.  Please click on the following link:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/NCSA

 

Don’t become another statistic – please drive safely.

 

 

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What To Say When Someone Is Grieving

Posted on 26 December 2013 by Monica Zech

Some helpful advice on “What toy say” and/or how you can help someone going through the grieving process after suffering a tragic loss….

http://www.ididnotknowwhattosay.com/12WaystoSupportaGrievingFriend.html

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