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MADD is Here for You!

Posted on 12 March 2021 by Monica Zech

M.A.D.D.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ‘s mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.

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MADD – Local Office:

San Diego Office Address: 9948 Hibert Street, #107
San Diego, CA 92131
Hours:
Open: M-F: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (858) 564-0780

Are you or someone you know a victim of a DUI collision? 

Victim Services Provided at No Charge – MADD strives to provide as many services as possible to victims of drugged and drunk driving crashes.

Listed below are some examples of services that MADD may be able to provide. The actual services provided will be based on availability.

*Offer emotional support to those impacted by phone, in person, or via email

*Provide a wide selection of free brochures and literature, available in both English and Spanish related to the crash’s aftermath.

*Provide information, education, and assistance in understanding the various laws related to drunk and drugged driving laws in your area.

*Education on the criminal justice process and court proceedings

*Assistance with preparation of a Victim Impact Statement to present at the sentencing of the offender. Depending on availability, sometimes MADD can accompany you to a court or if you are unable to attend, keep you informed of the legal proceedings

*Assist victims in understanding their rights as a victim and completing an application for Crime Victims Compensation
Assist in preparing statements for parole hearings or probation hearings

*Referrals to local community resources, including but not limited to support groups, crisis professional counselors, and civil attorneys.

  MADD was there for my family and me when a DUI driver killed my father on June 5, 1992. (My father pictured here) MADD helped us through the court process, what to expect and what our rights were.  We are eternally grateful for their valuable support.  Since then I’ve been a MADD guest speaker and supporter of MADD.

 

If you are looking for a MADD speaker for your group, class, or Military Safety Stand-Down, contact MADD, we’re available to speak to your group!

MADD San Diego Office number: Phone: (858) 564-0780

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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:
https://quotewizard.com/…/drunkest-driving-cities-in-america

 

http://www.cbs8.com/video/news/local/san-diego-ranks-1-in-california-with-dui-drivers/509-d4566f85-931c-4d3d-b0e5-09c9ec259061?jwsource=cl

 

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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.

https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/san-diego-veteran-billed-nearly-100000-for-a-3-hour-hospital-visit/509-b762eb30-582e-4c86-8111-b5f81c4ef4f4?fbclid=IwAR1xIFyUyaLXhBJHWkXoDi1fYXN5n4GfhP_Y_Ura_7FLum0Rn0qgLBXrt00

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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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A Letter of Congratulations From Sheriff William Kolender

Posted on 25 December 2010 by Monica Zech

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Thank You Letter From Chaparral High

Posted on 25 December 2010 by Monica Zech

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Thank You Letter From Cajon Valley School District Transportation Department

Posted on 25 December 2010 by Monica Zech

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Mesa College thank-you letter

Thank-you Letter from Mesa College – Guest Speaker For DUI Awareness Day

Posted on 10 December 2010 by Monica Zech

Mesa College thank-you letter

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