Archive for March, 2009

If Anyone Should Know Better, You Would Think the Coroner Would.

March 31, 2009

Today I read a news story about the coroner of Kosciusko County in Indiana being arrested for drunk driving. Can you believe it! If anyone should know firsthand the all too real and deadly consequences of impaired driving this guy should.

The news reported that the police called him to come and get his son’s vehicle because his 19 year old son had just been arrested for drunk driving, but when the coroner showed up to retrieve the son’s vehicle, the police suspected that he also had been drinking and so they had the coroner take a breathalyzer test and found that he was driving impaired as well.

If the coroner who, I would assume, has done at least one autopsy of a victim of drunk driving hasn’t gotten the clear and distinct message about the deadly consequences of driving under the influence, is there any hope that others will get the point, especially under age or teen drivers who are just starting out?

Leading Cause of Death for Teenagers

March 18, 2009

For decades the American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that the leading cause of death for teenagers, are motor vehicle accidents.    Wouldn’t it be great to change that?

We all know that as much as parents talk to their children, and schools talk to their students, and even pediatricians talk to their patients about the dangers of driving under the influence, it doesn’t always sink in.    Just as a parent would never think of placing their toddler on the front seat of the car and then drive away thinking all is well just because they instructed the toddler to sit still till they got to where they were going; a parent should never fool themselves into thinking that just because someone told a teenager that driving under the influence could seriously injure or kill them will keep them from doing it “just this once”. Unfortunately, what they don’t seem to understand, but what we know, is that “just this once” is once too many.

So, as a mother who was serious about making sure that her children did NOT make the sometimes fatal mistake of thinking . . . I can handle it . . . Parents worry too much . . . It won’t happen to me . . . I decided to develop and patent a screening process designed to keep someone impaired from alcohol or illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter drugs from being able to start their car.  I knew that it needed to be extremely discreet, simple to use, but most importantly, highly effective in determining impairment.   So, Cleared2Drive was born.  Just perform 6 simple tasks and you are on your way – all in about 10 seconds.   It doesn’t get any easier than that!