Just because you’re sober on the road, doesn’t mean that the driver next to you is. Being alert is key to being a defensive driver – don’t get blindsided by those on the road that are putting you and your passengers lives in danger. Here are some tips on how to detect drunk drivers:
- Law enforcement officials say there are several signs associated with drunk driving:
- Making wide turns
- Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line
- Almost striking an object or vehicle
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Driving at a very slow speed
- Stopping without cause
- Braking erratically
- Responding slowly to traffic signals
- Turning abruptly or illegally
- Driving after dark with headlights off
Keeping these things in mind can help you avoid a dangerous situation. If you spot what you think is an impaired driver, keep a safe distance and call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to stop the vehicle yourself.
In January 2017, a fourth Business Builder Grant was presented to Mrs. Angela Mickens and NuStart Community Services, LLC. Her company, NuStart Community Services, LLC was founded in February 2016. Mrs. Mickens has a social work background spanning ten years across the state of Florida. She has always had a passion for serving those in the community who would otherwise go without the appropriate resources. Mrs. Mickens wanted to ensure that in these tough economic times, she was making a way to assist those who were in need; in essence being part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
Mrs. Mickens realized she would need more commercial equipment, including a riding lawnmower, to meet the demands. This will be used in the winter months, as it gets dark earlier and a push mower takes so long on each property. With a riding lawnmower, she would be able to provide this service to more individuals in the community. NuStart Community Services, LLC received a grant for which she received a riding lawnmower. As a result of this grant, she’s able to pay it forward to others in need.
Mrs. Mickens shared, “Our new riding lawnmower was delivered today. We’ve already used it and it’s perfect! It will cut down our work day by half at least! Now we’re able to help more families. I can’t tell you the volume of calls we get asking for this service. No one being any more or less qualified to receive the service, but we were simply unable to take on as many families because of where we lacked. Now we’re able to take on more jobs. So, by us being blessed, we can be a blessing! A million thank yous wouldn’t be enough! Thank you again!” ~ Angela Mickens, NuStart Community Services, LLC.
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