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12/10/19 Tie One On For Safety - Don’t Drink & Drive

 

On Tuesday, December 10, Desert Car Care Center of Chandler continues its 7th annual ‘Tie One On For Safety,®’ Don’t Drink & Drive, public awareness campaign with partners MADD Arizona, Chandler Police Department and Chandler High School students, to designate a non-drinking driver during the holiday season. Some of the most dangerous days of the year on roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Come and sign the Pledge to Drive Sober from 7:30am – 1pm.

In December of 2013, Chandler Police Officer David Payne was the spokespersons at the inaugural event. Tragically, on October 31, 2014, while on duty and stopped at a red light, Officer Payne was rear-ended by an impaired driver who was determined to be more than three times the legal limit. Officer Payne did not survive his injuries and since 2014, we continue to educate in honor of his dedication as a motorcycle officer who served on the East Valley DUI Task Force and had a passion against drunk driving.

On June 10th 2018, Chandler Police Emergency Dispatcher Cathy Coppes was killed when she was struck by an impaired driver in a vehicle collision approximately 20 miles north of Flagstaff. She was operating a motorcycle and was traveling southbound. A vehicle traveling northbound crossed the center line and struck her head on and she was killed on impact. Cathy started her career with the Chandler Police Department in April 2002.

Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety® is MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness project. The name comes from the phrase “tie one on,” which is slang for drinking alcohol. But at MADD we use the phrase to remind everyone that drinking and driving don’t mix.

Arizona is a zero-tolerance state which means an officer can arrest you even if your blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) is less than 0.08 percent so long as they believe you're impaired. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, in 2018, 420 people were killed in impaired driving-related crashes. Annually, crashes involving alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication account for about 4 percent of all collisions, and about one-third of all fatal crashes. Don’t let impaired drivers get behind the wheel.

Pledge To Drive Sober: This holiday season, I give my family, my friends and myself the gift of life. I pledge to not drink and drive or ride with an impaired driver, let my friends drink and drive or ride with an impaired driver, and to always wear my seatbelt. I make the commitment to always have a designated driver.

Tips to keep your family and friends safe this season:

  • Promote the non-drinking designated driver concept in party invitations.
  • Host parties by providing alternate transportation or accommodation.
  • Have bedrooms and your sofa ready for those who need to spend the night.
  • Provide plenty of food, yet avoid too many salty snacks, which tend to make people thirsty and drink more.
  • Designate a non-drinking driver BEFORE the celebration begins.

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Back to School Appreciation Event | Desert Car Care of Chandler

8th Annual Back to School Teacher’s Appreciation Event Takes Care of Teachers’ Autos

Teachers to Receive Complimentary Oil Change and 15 Point Car Safety Inspection

Desert Car Care of Chandler welcomes back teachers for the 2019-2020 school year with its 8th Annual Back to School Teachers Appreciation event. Teachers are a pillar for children and with short budgets, they spend on average, up to $500 of their own money each year on supplies. In appreciation of their efforts, Desert Car Care Center of Chandler offers a gift of preventative maintenance to keep their vehicles reliable. Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm, First come, first serve basis. Vouchers will be given for rescheduling.

Teachers who provide a school I.D. will receive a complementary oil change - includes full synthetic oil and filter, and a 15-point safety evaluation test (both complimentary services - $69.99 value), Auto technicians will check these areas while teachers relax and enjoy food from The Hungry Monk food truck, Coffee Run Mobile Expresso, Beach Boy Ice Cream, music and local business vendors.

Areas checked by technicians:

  • Lights
  • Belts
  • Fluid levels and condition
  • Hoses
  • Tire condition and pressure
  • Windshield wipers
  • Air filter
  • Mirrors
  • Emergency brake inspection
  • Battery
  • Child seat belt check

Can't attend the event? We got you covered!

Print out this flyer to bring in with you when you drop-off vehicle in the morning. We will shuttle you back home or to work. Voucher is good through October 31, 2019.

Questions? Call the service desk at 480-726-6400.

 

 

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Chandler Earth Day Recycling Event

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Chandler Public Safety Fair

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We are proud to be a supporter of this important public safety fair at the Chandler Police Department main station on 250 E. Chicago Street. There will also be a car show, so come out and learn safety tips in CPR, fire and crime prevention, child fingerprinting, K9 demonstrations and more, plus see amazing rolling works of art! We are grateful to Chandler Police and Chandler Fire departments for all they do for the community. Stop by our booth and say hi!

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The 3rd Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit

Panel

Our COO, Frank Leutz, will participate again in a panel for the Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit (ADDS) on January 23, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. It will be facilitated by a dedicated coalition of statewide volunteers and organizations and will focus on three key components needed to end distracted driving: Education, Engagement, and Enforcement. All are welcome to attend the event at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza (Arizona State Capitol) 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Frank will be part of the first panel of the day “The Future of Vehicle Automation and Technologies that influence Distracted Drivers.”

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – Take the L.E.A.D.!

Police

We are excited to participate and support Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Arizona Chapter https://www.copsarizona.org/ to show Law Enforcement that we appreciate them. As we did last year, we will have an oversized Thank You card for our customers to sign and then deliver to the Chandler Chief of Police, Sean Duggan, to share with the entire department.

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Tie One On For Safety this Holiday Season - Don’t Drink and Drive - 2018

Chandler Police Lineup

Students Group Shot

WHO: Desert Car Care Center of Chandler, MADD Arizona and Chandler Police Department partner for 6th annual ‘Tie One On For Safety®’ public awareness campaign to designate a non-drinking driver during the holiday season.

In December of 2013, Chandler Police Officer David Payne was the spokespersons at the inaugural event. On October 31, 2014, while on duty and stopped at a red light, Officer Payne was rear-ended by an impaired driver who was determined to be more than three times the legal limit. Tragically, Officer Payne did not survive his injuries and died. Since 2014, we continue to educate in honor of his dedication and passion against drunk driving, and as a motorcycle officer, he also served on the East Valley DUI Task Force.

On June 10th, 2018, Chandler Police Emergency Call Taker Cathy Coppes was killed in a vehicle collision approximately 20 miles north of Flagstaff. She was operating a motorcycle and was traveling southbound. A vehicle traveling northbound crossed the center line and struck Cathy head on and she was killed on impact. Cathy started her career with the Chandler Police Department in April 2002.

WHAT: Those who participate will receive a ‘Tie One On For Safety®’ MADD decal, a free set of windshield wiper blades (contoured wiper blades extra),and a voucher for 20% off any repair or service up to $100.00 at Desert Car Care Chandler through January 31, 2019. The Hungry Monk Food Truck will be on-site to serve breakfast.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is calling on Congress to hold hearings to address the rising number of tragedies occurring on our nation’s roadways, following the October 8, 2017 announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that overall traffic fatalities and those caused by drunk driving increased for the second straight year.

According to NHTSA, 37,461 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2016, and drunk driving was involved in 10,497 traffic fatalities. Drunk driving fatalities are up 1.7 percent over 2015, when 10,320 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes. The new data shows a 5.6 percent increase in overall traffic fatalities — up from 35,485 traffic fatalities in 2015. The overall traffic fatality increase of 8.4 percent in 2015 was the largest increase since 1963 to 1964, and alcohol-related fatalities increased in 2015 by 3.2 percent.

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 5, 2018
7:30am – 1pm

WHERE:
Desert Car Care of Chandler
95 North Dobson Road, Chandler
480-526-5539

Pledge To Drive Sober (attached): This holiday season, I give my family, my friends and myself the gift of life. I pledge to not drink and drive or ride with an impaired driver, let my friends drink and drive or ride with an impaired driver, and to always wear my seatbelt. I make the commitment to always have a designated driver.

Tips to keep your family and friends safe this season:

  • Promote the non-drinking designated driver concept in party invitations.
  • Host parties by providing alternate transportation or accommodation.
  • Have bedrooms and your sofa ready for those who need to spend the night.
  • Provide plenty of food, yet avoid too many salty snacks, which tend to make people thirsty and drink more.
  • Designate a non-drinking driver BEFORE the celebration begins.

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Pitty Row Adoption and Fundraiser Event

PitTV

We LOVE Pit Bull Dogs and are excited about this event to build awareness around this great family breed, low-cost spay and neuter facilities, overcrowding at the local shelters and Adopt Don’t Shop! Our fundraising efforts will benefit Two Pups Wellness Fund, https://twopups.org/, a Valley 501c3 nonprofit who provides life-saving medical funds for pets at Valley rescues and the local county shelter.

Dogs from the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control will be available for adoption and we are excited to announce two Instagram influencers who support bully breeds, ‘Mo the Screaming Staffy,’ and ‘Incredibull Stella,’ live at the event from 9am – 11am!

Donations of sturdy dog toys and fleece blankets are welcome!

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7th Annual Back to School Teacher Appreciation Event

Desert Car Care of Chandler celebrates the upcoming 2018-2019 school year with its 7th annual Back to School Teachers event. Teachers are a foundation for children. They work hard to teach our children and with budget cuts, every new school year they spend on average, up to $500 of their own money each year on supplies. In appreciation of their efforts, we give the gift of preventative maintenance to keep their vehicles reliable. Teachers will have the opportunity to win great prizes while enjoying food from The Hungry Monk food truck and java from Coffee Run, plus music and shopping with local vendors.

All teachers, with a school I.D. will receive an oil change that includes 5w20 semi-synthetic oil and filter, plus a 15-point safety evaluation test that our technician will check.

·        Lights
·        Belts – drive
·        Fluids – oil, coolant, power steering, brake, transmission
·        Hoses – coolant
·        Tire condition and pressure
·        Windshield wipers and cracks
·        Fluid levels
·        Air filter
·        Mirrors
·        Emergency brake inspection
·        Battery
·        Child seat belt check
*Both services - $49.95 value.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00am – 12:00pm
First come, first serve basis. Vouchers will be given for rescheduling if necessary.  

For more information on the event and services, contact Susie at 480-526-5539.

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National ‘Click It or Ticket’ and Seat Belts

 

National NHTSA campaign, “Click It or Ticket,” runs from May 21 to June 3rd. Traffic tickets will be issued for motorists not wearing their seat belts. Learn more about this from Chandler Police Department Traffic Division and Frank reviews the importance of having your seatbelt inspected to make sure the seatbelt lock and latch mechanisms are working properly.

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