Archive | November, 2019

Latest Report Shows DUI’s Are Highest in San Diego

Posted on 13 November 2019 by Monica Zech

Traffic Research on DUI:  Well, this is sad and disappointing news…San Diego #1 in DUI’s.  With a large number of colleges and military bases in the county, the rise in craft breweries, and being so close to the border, it’s not too surprising.

I’m glad I’m now directing all my energies to speak on safe driving in an effort to reduce the death and injury we’re seeing on our roadways. I hope you’ll join me in being a part of the solution, instead of part of the problem. DUI’s – a preventable crime.

*You’re welcome to schedule one of my life-saving presentations. Now scheduling for the New Year.

#StayAlertStayAlive #Safety

Here’s the actual data report:…/drunkest-driving-cities-in-america


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Buying The Safest Safety Car Seat for Your Child

Posted on 13 November 2019 by Monica Zech

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has great information on buying the safest safety car seat for your child.  The following link with take you to their information.


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Stay Alert-Stay Alive- Safe Driving Talks

Posted on 12 November 2019 by Monica Zech

My informational and inspirational safe driving presentations will help make you more aware of the hazards that often lead to collisions – whether you are driving, riding or walking.

See why traffic collisions continue to be the number one 9-1-1 emergency call for first responders.  This new awareness will help you to avoid (or stop) bad driving habits, helping to “reduce” your collision risk factor…making you a better – more alert driver, and pedestrian!

Corporate Speaker for Companies – Program Planners:  My presentation will help to reinforce your safe driving policies – especially for employees driving company vehicles, such as no texting or other cell phone use while driving.  I’ll also make you aware of some important issues when driving a “company” vehicle.  I also take the place of two speakers, providing a professional perspective from the eyes of emergency responders, and as a victim. I’ve had personal experience with many of the major issues I cover.

Military Safety Stand-downs – Safety Officers: I offer hard-hitting talks for your safety stand-downs, especially prior to the holidays. Emphasizing the dangers and impact of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, driving distracted (texting), and the dangers of riding motorcycles. Please note: My speaker’s fee is waived for military talks delivered within San Diego and Los Angeles County. Outside these areas – only travel expenses are requested.  I am currently working to provide virtual presentations!

Colleges/High Schools: In arranging for my presentation to your group or class, I can target specific issues by request. My talks can range from 20 minutes, up to 3 hours or more, for your company conference, or military safety stand-down. I continually update my talks with the latest stats, pictures, latest news stories, and videos to help drive home the message.  Ideal prior to proms, Every 15 Minute program, and graduations!

Audiences will see what causes traffic collisions through my perspective as; a veteran spokesperson for both a police and fire department, a veteran air traffic reporter for local television and radio, through research, working with crash scene investigators, the Medical Examiner’s Office, and with several National Safety organizations.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Distracted driving – texting, cellphones and more
  • Dangers of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs
  • Motorcycle safety
  • Stress & Road Rage – how to curb the rage
  • Aggressive Driving – examples
  • Red Light Runners & Red-Light Photo Enforcement – video examples
  • Dangers of Rolling through STOP Signs – examples
  • Dynamics of a crash – what are the major factors that cause injury & death in crashes
  • Importance of obeying traffic laws made for our safety
  • Uninsured Motorist Insurance – A Must Have
  • Importance of wearing seat belts
  • Types of crashes – rollover, side-impact, rear-ender, etc.
  • Car Seat Safety – Remember your precious cargo
  • Dangers of Speeding
  • Driving company vehicles
  • Who are you riding with?
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Being the best safety model you can be for your family – especially your future teen drivers – (great for parenting groups)

Personal Impact Stories:

  • Losing my father to a DUI driver in June of 1992
  • My daughter injured in a collision when struck by a DUI driver in February of 2005
  • I was the victim of a STOP sign runner in August of 2003 – a crash that should have paralyzed me
  • I’ve been hit three times by people on their cell phones – so I know the dangers personally

Note: I speak on behalf of ALL those killed and injured in crashes every day!

For references please see the comment section of this website to see audience feedback from previous talks. Additional references offered by request.

Most of my talks are in the San Diego County area of Southern California, but I’m also available to speak outside the city & state by request! I’m currently working to offer a virtual presentation.  Email your speaker request to [email protected], or call or text me at (619) 219-9030.

Talks outside of San Diego have taken me to; Los Angeles, Long Beach, Corona, El Centro, Riverside, Miami, Florida, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and to Fallon Naval Base in Reno, Nevada to name a few.

For my speaker’s fee, please visit the “CONTACT” section located on the top bar on the opening page of this website.

Stay safe!
Monica Zech

Traffic Reporter Monica Zech

Monica Zech, San Diego’s first female airborne traffic reporter & San Diego’s first Television traffic reporter.

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Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage – A Must Have!

Posted on 09 November 2019 by Monica Zech

Important information…

It’s time to check your motorist insurance policy.  The BIG question, for your protection, do you have “uninsured/underinsured” motorist insurance coverage???

It’s important to make sure you and your passengers are well covered if you’re involved in a collision.   A must-have should the driver at fault has little or “no” insurance.  The minimum insurance coverage in California is only $15,000 to obtain a driver’s license.  This does not cover much if you are transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries.

This coverage is a must-have according to the Padilla Law Group.  Please click on the following link for a clear explanation of the importance of this insurance coverage.

UM Handout

Thank you to the Padilla Law Group for providing this valuable information.






Please Note:  The following is a link to a news story reported on November 14, 2019.  It’s regarding a man who was seriously injured by a driver who had the minimum insurance coverage of $15-thousand.  His medical bills were almost $100-thousand.  If he had the above coverage, his bills would have been taken care of, if not lower.  At least $1-million coverage is recommended.

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