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Teen Driver Safety – Getting On The Road

Posted on 09 January 2014 by Monica Zech

From the website of “Insurance Quotes” – Teen Driver Safety – Getting On The Road.

Teen driver statistics and safe driving advice…also information in obtaining a driver’s license.

Click on this link:

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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….

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Texting-Cell Phone Hazards

Posted on 15 April 2012 by Monica Zech

Another excellent video on the hazards of texting and general phone use behind the wheel  – perfect for ALL age groups!!/photo.php?v=1480179597750

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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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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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Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving – Designate Before You CelebrateYear Round

Posted on 30 December 2010 by Monica Zech

If your celebration includes alcoholic beverages please plan ahead for a “SOBER” designated driver…one drink is too many when it comes to driving.  Please see these new messages – “Buzzed driving IS drunk driving!”

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Great Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Serve Year Round

Posted on 22 December 2010 by Monica Zech

Try these non-alcoholic cocktails at your next party. Your non-drinking guests and designated drivers will thank you!

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Drowsy Driving Is A Deadly Problem

Posted on 09 November 2010 by Monica Zech

Two Out of Five Drivers Admit to Falling Asleep at the Wheel, Finds AAA Foundation Study

Drowsy Drivers A Factor In Nearly 17% of Fatal Crashes

Washington, D.C. ・ Two out of every five drivers (41 percent) admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at some point, with one in ten saying they・ve done so in the past year, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study. More than a quarter of those surveyed admitted they drove despite being so tired that they had difficulty keeping their eyes open in the previous month.

Eighty-five percent of drivers surveyed felt it was ―completely unacceptable‖for someone to drive if they are so tired they are having trouble keeping their eyes open. Unfortunately, drivers may not always be aware of the effects of fatigue resulting from a lack of sleep. In recognition of this week・s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® hosted by the National Sleep Foundation, AAA wants all drivers to recognize the seriousness of this dangerous, yet underestimated, driving practice.

―When you are behind the wheel of a car, being sleepy is very dangerous. Sleepiness decreases awareness, slows reaction time, and impairs judgment, just like drugs or alcohol, contributing to the possibility of a crash,‖said AAA Foundation President and CEO Peter Kissinger. ―We need to change the culture so that not only will drivers recognize the dangers of driving while drowsy but will stop doing it.‖

A new analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash data estimates that about one in six (16.5 percent) deadly crashes, one in eight crashes resulting in occupant hospitalization and one in fourteen crashes in which a vehicle was towed involve a driver who is drowsy. These percentages are substantially higher than most previous estimates, suggesting that the contribution of drowsy driving to motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths has not been fully appreciated.

“Many of us tend to underestimate the negative effects associated with fatigue and sleep deprivation and, conversely, overestimate our abilities to overcome them while driving,” said Kathleen Marvaso, vice president, AAA Public Affairs. “This data underscores the importance of educating drivers on the simple, yet effective steps they can take to prevent a possible tragedy. Unfortunately, too many drivers have adopted the ‘I’m tired, but I can make it・ mentality, often to their own peril or to the peril of others.”

David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation, added, ―It is shocking to consider that one quarter of drivers admit to operating a vehicle in the last month in an incapacitated state.‖The National Sleep Foundation has been championing better drowsy driving awareness and education since 1991. Cloud adds, ―We applaud AAA・s work to elevate this issue for public scrutiny and action.

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