Archive | Tips

Road Rage – Curbing the Rage

Posted on 05 August 2019 by Monica Zech

I’m sure you’ve experienced or have seen angry drivers on our roadways.  The Automobile Club of Southern California offers some valuable advice on curbing the rage.

http://news.aaa-calif.com/news/survey-shows-nearly-80-of-drivers-express-significant-anger

Some tips I offer in dealing with road rage:

  • When someone cuts you off – let it go, don’t take it personally.
  • You cannot educate other on how to drive…it’s not worth the possible dangers if you get angry and honk, yell curse words, or use a variety of obscene hand gestures.
  • Remember – you endanger yourself and your passengers when you try to get even with other drivers.
  • Also, do not drive angry or in a bad mood.  Cool down, play some uplifting music, or have a picture of someone or something you love near the dashboard – and remember that person, your family, your favorite sport or vacation spot is MORE IMPORTANT than playing the road rage game.
  • Let karma get even for you – I see this all the time, someone cuts me off and then that bad driver is often cut-off by other drivers.

Sometimes I imagine that person driving badly or rudely is:

  • Running late for work and may be fired.
  • Responding to a family emergency.
  • Has a stomachache and needs to find a bathroom fast!
  • Maybe they were just served with divorce papers or given devastating news.
  • They’re just in a bad mood and mentally I wish them well.

Best – Be a courteous driver:

  • Control your anger.
  • Don’t take traffic problems personally – Let it go.
  • Avoid making eye contact with an aggressive driver.
  • Don’t make obscene gestures.
  • Don’t tailgate.
  • Use your horn sparingly — even a polite honk can be misinterpreted.
  • Don’t block the passing lane.
  • Don’t block the right turn lane.

Another incentive – the Road Rage Law – you could be arrested if you’re trying to get even with someone, running them off the roadway or deliberately hitting their vehicle with your vehicle.  Jail time and fines may be issued.

Stay Alert-Stay Alive!

Monica Zech

 

Comments Off on Road Rage – Curbing the Rage

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:

www.insurancequotes.org/car-insurance/safety-center/teen-driver/

Comments Off on Teen Driver Safety – Getting On The Road

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

Comments Off on What To Say When Someone Is Grieving

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!

https://www.facebook.com/monica.zech/posts/154681547991381?ref=notif&notif_t=like#!/photo.php?v=1480179597750

Comments Off on Texting-Cell Phone Hazards

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:

http://impactteendrivers.org/

Comments Off on Teen Website On Driving

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:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/06/05/trace.adkins.fire/index.html?iref=allsearch

Comments Off on Home Escape Plan Saves Family

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!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYCHpZ13l-E&NR=1

Comments Off on Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving – Designate Before You CelebrateYear Round

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!

http://ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Campaigns/2010_December_DUI_Crackdown/Public_Information/Non-Alcoholic_Drink_Recipes.asp

Comments Off on Great Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Serve Year Round

Advertise Here

Videos

The Real-Life Dangers of Texting and Driving!

Advertise Here