Don’t Test Your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day: RAD and Local Businesses Remind You to Drive Sober

first_img Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Business News This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Rethinking Alcohol and Other Drugs (RAD) is partnering up with local businesses in the San Gabriel Valley on a Public Awareness Campaign to help prevent drunk driving and remind bar and restaurant patrons to plan ahead for a safe St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday is meant to celebrate Saint Patrick and the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. However, reports show that popular “bar holidays” like St. Patrick’s Day are among the most dangerous days for drunk and drugged driving deaths. In fact, drunk driving deaths and underage drinking increase around popular celebrations. Alcohol remains the second leading cause of death and disability in Los Angeles County, and is associated with over 54 acute and chronic health conditions. It is illegal in every state to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of (BAC) of .08 or higher, yet:• Over 1 in 3 fatal collisions involve alcohol.• 1 person is killed in a drunk-driving crash every 52 minutes.• Alcohol-related emergency room visits increased by 82% between 2006-2013 in LA County.• 10,076 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol in 2014. 65% were the drunk drivers themselves.• Over 1 in 3 young adults (Ages 18-25) binge drink.• 1 in 5 child passenger deaths involve a drunk driver.• Almost 1 in 10 (8%) of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes have one or more previous DUI convictions.• Men are more likely than women to be driving drunk in fatal crashes.• Drunk driving is more common at night: Half of all traffic fatalities at night (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) involve drunk drivers.• Among drivers ages 18-34, 45% of fatalities involve a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher.• Excessive alcohol consumption costs LA County $10.8 Billion every year (Roughly $1,000 per resident.)• Impaired-driving crashes cost the United States $49.8 Billion every year.• After alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs are most commonly linked to drugged driving crashes.RAD and local businesses remind you to plan ahead for a safe St. Patrick’s Day with 5 simple steps:1. Talk about the risks of excessive alcohol use with your teens, friends and family.2. Only Drive Sober: Designate a non-drinking driver before any celebration, and encourage others to do the same.3. Take the Keys: Never let friends drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.4. Be a responsible host: Serve water and offer non-alcoholic beverages.5. Never provide alcohol or other drugs to minors: Keep alcohol away from minors and supervise.http://www.rad-sgv.org/blog/dont-test-your-luck-this-st-patricks-day-drive-soberParticipating businesses:PasadenaThe Blind DonkeyIxtapa?Barney’s BeaneryDog Haus BiergartenCabrera’s Mexican RestaurantKings Row Gastropub35erJerry’s Family BilliardsBowlmor PasadenaSetebelloSouth PasadenaThe Raymond RestaurantGus’ BBQCanoe HouseAi Japanese RestaurantBarkley RestaurantMike & Anne’sAro LatinGriffins Of Kinsale?AlhambraLimericks TavernPomonaCharacter Sports BarThe Burger HousePizza Beer and WingsO’Donovans PubMetro Ale HouseCovinaAZO VinoAlosta Brewing CompanyRomero Estate VineyardREV Winery and BreweryRude Dog Bar & GrillBread & BarleyCasa Moreno GrillBrew & Meatball CoCity Grill Public Safety Don’t Test Your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day: RAD and Local Businesses Remind You to Drive Sober From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 17, 2017 | 12:54 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a commentlast_img read more

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Bipartisan Bill Tackles Robocalls and Debt Collection

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Bipartisan Bill Tackles Robocalls and Debt Collection Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Ranking Member Greg Walden have unveiled the bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.“Americans deserve to be free of the daily danger and harassment of robocalls,” Pallone and Walden said in a statement.  “It’s time we end the robocall epidemic and restore trust back into our phone system. We’re pleased to announce we’ve reached a deal on comprehensive bipartisan legislation to stop illegal robocalls.”“The bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act offers consumers a way out by ensuring that every call they get is verified,” Pallone and Walden continued.  “Americans should be able to block robocalls in a consistent and transparent way without being charged extra for it. Our legislation also gives the FCC and law enforcement the authority to enforce the law and quickly go after scammers.  We look forward to moving this bill through the Communications and Technology Subcommittee next week.”The New York Times reports that the bipartisan bill came a month after “the Senate overwhelmingly approved separate anti-robocall legislation to respond to constituent furor over unwanted calls.” NYT notes that consumer advocates believe the Senate action didn’t go far enough, though it is one of several steps being taken to curb robocalls and “autodialers.”In May, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). According to the CFPB, the proposal would provide consumers with clearer protections against harassment by debt collectors, including robocalls. For mortgage servicers and other debt collectors, these outlines require a closer look.The National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) last year wrote a letter to the to the Federal Communications Commision (FCC), outlining their suggestions for changes to regulations imposed by the TCPA. One suggestion involved a re-examination of the definition of an “autodialer.” For example, the NMSA proposed that it should be made clear that the definition of an autodialer does not include dialing from a list, and that the technology used must involve both generating a phone number in random or sequential order and calling that generated number. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bipartisan Bill Tackles Robocalls and Debt Collection Debt Collection Robocalls Servicers 2019-06-21 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Home Sales Data for May Reveals Positive Outlook Next: New Digital Lending Experience Launched by Two Companies Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer.  Print This Post June 21, 2019 1,199 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Debt Collection Robocalls Servicers Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Subscribelast_img read more

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