The Rinehardt Law Firm is passionate about giving back to our community. This year, we are the proud sponsor of the Mansfield Police D.A.R.E. program.
The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is an internationally recognized program created by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
D.A.R.E. provides students from kindergarten through high school with the skills necessary to recognize and resist pressures to experiment with drugs and to avoid gangs and violence. Lessons emphasize self-esteem, decision making, interpersonal communications skills, the consequences of drug abuse, conflict resolution and positive alternatives to substance abuse.
The most important facet of D.A.R.E. is the use of specially trained police officers to deliver the curriculum within the schools. Police Officers are accepted as authorities on drug abuse, as they deal with drug abuse and its consequences on a daily basis.
Recalls are a serious safety issue so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has launched a new public awareness campaign called “Safe Cars Save Lives.”
The NHTSA urges consumers to check for open recalls at least twice per year and to get their vehicles fixed ASAP. Last year alone, there were 900 recalls affecting 51 million vehicles nationwide, but 25% of recalled vehicles go left un-repaired.
A good way to remember to check is to time it with daylight savings time (and remember to check your smoke alarms too!).
The goal of the NHTSA is to get a 100% completion rate for every single recall. The NHTSA recognizes that effective communication of a recall is an important step in the process so they also developed mobile apps for Apple and Android devices that provide on the spot information on crash protection features, advanced safety features, and recalls on new vehicles and many older models.