Next weekend I will be receiving a 2013 Ford Flex to drive for 10 days. We will take it to Las Vegas for the wedding. One of the main parts I am interested in “testing” is the inflatable seat belts in the back seats. I hope I am never able to actually test their inflatbility (which only occurs in an accident) but I do want to try them on kids and adults and see how their comfort compares to a plain old fashioned seat belt.
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m not going to try and get you to buy something. I am not even going to recommend a product of any kind. I know SHOCKER! But I do want to tell you about a website. NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association)is a site dedicated to helping those in need of specialty equipment
NMEDA is the only association that promotes safe driving equipment for disabled people. They are a non-profit organization and their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
I had a co-worker many moons ago whose mom was a parapalegic. The car he drove to work every day was hers and everything was done by using hand controls, like a motorcycle almost. I remember being fascinated by that.
NMEDA is the place to find the right equipment that fits YOUR needs. Not every person nor their disability is the same. If you need special equipment, you need to be sure that what you are getting is going to be right for you and is going to be SAFE for you.
As always, if you take advantage of this, please come back and let me know how it works for you. This may be Adrienne’s House, but I always want to hear from you!
It’s holiday party season – time to celebrate all of the excitingwith our friends and loved ones. Our mailboxes are flooded with invitations to parties and dinners and other holiday get-togethers. With these parties come food, fellowship, gifts, and in many cases, festive alcoholic drinks.
In 2008, nearly 12,000 people in the U.S. were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes – and during the periods aroundand New Year’s, this number was particularly high, with 316 people killed in alchol-impaired driving crashes. In 2007, 162,493 women were arrested for a DUI, an increase of almost 29% since 1998. You can’t help but wonder if lives could have been saved if people thought twice before getting behind the wheel. With the holidays approaching, it’s important that drivers be reminded about the dangers of buzzed driving. Who knows…it could save a life.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the Ad Council are asking everyone to drive smart this holiday season and to pledge not to drive buzzed. Help spread this message during the holiday season by posting about the dangers of buzzed driving, sharing a story or experience you might have had with buzzed driving and encouraging readers to follow Buzzed Driving on Twitter (@buzzeddriving) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/buzzeddrivingisdrunkdriving) to get the latest updates and news. You can also visit the Buzzed Driving website (http://buzzeddriving.adcouncil.org/) where readers can sign a pledge to not drive buzzed, play an interactive game which demonstrates the difference between buzzed and drunk, and hear personal stories from people who have driven buzzed.
While at holiday events, it’s easy to lose track of a drink here or there – but this can be fatal. This holiday season, keep you and your family safe by spreading this message.
Have a safe and happy holiday and remember that buzzed driving IS drunk driving.