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No Texting While Driving Pledge – Traffic Safety Coalition

Posted on 31 January 2013 by Monica Zech

Take the pledge not to “text & drive” with the Traffic Safety Coalition today!

Click on the following link:

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Quit Alcohol.Com – Dangers Of Drinking & Driving

Posted on 30 November 2012 by Monica Zech

It is my pleasure to introduce a new website dedicated to educating the public on the dangers of driving under-the-influence of alcohol and other drugs.  Please click on the following link:

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Fire Safety Information From Cal Safe

Posted on 06 October 2012 by Monica Zech

I’m often asked by businesses about the proper care and service of their fire extinguishers…and what company would I recommend.  Here’s a great resource for those in the Calfiornia region to stay on top of fire safety rules and regulations, and fire safety over all for your workplace. 

Information comes from the trained experts registered with CAL Safe, with a link to the State Fire Marshal. 

Visit their website:

How fires start?

Fire Prevention:

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Auto Club Explains New Safety Car Seat Law

Posted on 16 September 2012 by Monica Zech

In an effort to save lives, especially that of our children, the safety car law was changed.  The following link takes you to the Automobile Club of Southern Calironia website where they explain the new law.


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Motorcycle Safety Dedication

Posted on 12 August 2012 by Monica Zech

The motorcycle safety information on my website and in my safe driving lectures are dedicated to “two” special people – both were killed while riding their motorcycles.


Motorcycle Safety Instructor & A Good Friend Paul Palika

Dedicated to a long time friend in safety Paul Palika.  He was heavily involved in motorcycle safety training for the military and for civilians.  We worked together numerous times doing safety presentations for several years.  Sadly, he was killed on March 12. 2011, on the 805 near Balboa Avenue while riding his motorcycle in the rain.  A vehicle driving way too fast for the rainy conditions spun out in front of Paul.  He struck the car and was thrown from his bike and killed.


Eric Joshua Dobles - this photo was taken the day of his graduation from Camp Pendleton's Boot Camp. Taken the day before he was killed on his motorcycle

On October 11, 2011, Eric Joshua Dobles, age 20,  had just graduated from Camp Pendleton’s Marine Boot Camp the day before. He is pictured here with his very proud family in the above photo …again, taken the day before he died.  According to his family, he always wanted to own and ride a motorcycle.  Before getting the proper training, he bought a motorcycle and attempted to ride it home.  According to police Eric struck a parked vehicle on Jamacha Road, north of E. Main Street, and was killed.  His family is devastated.

It is your choice to ride a motorcycle, but please get the proper training, special drivers license and insurance needed to ride a motorcycle.  Also be aware of the many dangers involved when riding a motorcycle.  Wear a full helmet, wear the proper clothing.  Also realize there is “zero” protection for your body when riding on a motorcycle…these are the worse crash scenes I respond to.

Motorcycle Safety website:

Please be safe!

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Motorcycle Safety Training Website

Posted on 04 July 2012 by Monica Zech

Crash scenes involving a motorcyclist are often the most tragic crash scenes I see.

If you plan to ride a motorcycle – please make sure you get the proper training.  The following website can help:

Please be safe!

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Teen Website On Driving

Posted on 10 April 2012 by Monica Zech

I just became aware of another safe driving website targeting teens – take a look:

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MADD Information

Posted on 02 January 2012 by Monica Zech

Sadly – thousands are killed and injured in DUI related crashes every year.  If you’ve been impacted by this preventable crime please contact MADD for “free” (priceless) help.  They helped me and my family when my father was killed by a DUI driver on June 5, 1992.

Here is MADD’s San Diego Office:

10731 TREENA STREET, #100
SAN DIEGO, CA 92131 (map)
Phone: 858.564.0780
Fax: 858.564.0786

Steve Lykins, Executive Director of MADD

To contact Steve, call 858-564-0780 x304,

DD’s Office in San Diego if you need their help or would like to volunteer:

Do Not furnish alcohol to those under age 21 – do you know the “Social Host” law?  Here is the information from MADD:

MADD – Mothers Against Drinking & Driving

Visit their website:

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving incident you can call the  24/7 Victim Services Hotline at  1-877-MADD-HELP


Victims Impact Panel – VIP Panel Information – or scroll down for the schedule:

Victim Impact Panels

MADD San Diego County conducts seven Victim Impact Panels monthly, 4 in English and 3 in Spanish, in the four county courthouses.  There is no pre-registration.  Panels are not held on court holidays or when the courts are closed.

Early arrival is recommended.  Seating is limited, particularly at the El Cajon and Chula Vista locations.

The schedule is as follows:

Chula Vista Courthouse Jury Lounge, 500 Third Avenue, 91910

English  3rd Tuesday evening  4:45 PM   Spanish  4th Tuesday evening  4:45 PM

El Cajon Courthouse Jury Lounge, 250 East Main Street, 92020

English  3rd Thursday evening  4:45 PM

San Diego Hall of Justice Jury Lounge, 330 West Broadway, 92101

English   2nd Tuesday evening  6 PM   Spanish  3rd Wednesday evening 6 PM

Vista Courthouse Jury Lounge, 325 South Melrose, 92083

English  4th Wednesday evening 4:45 PM   Spanish  2nd Wednesday evening 4:45 PM

●A $20 donation is suggested●

For additional details call the Victim Impact Panel information line at: (858) 564-0785.

MADD San Diego County (858) 564-0780

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