DSAC Honors the Passing of Buck Matoushek

Today our hearts are heavy,

as our industry has lost another great man.

Long time DSAC Board Member, Seminar MC, and industry colleague Buck Matoushek passed away yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer. A memorial services will be held on:

Thursday April 20TH, 2017 @ 3PM Gateway Church
1280 North Johnson Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

Rest in peace Buck,

Josh Mayes
Past President, DSAC

04/12/2017 10:59 AM

5 Tips to Make This Summer Your Most Profitable Ever

Good morning!
Today we have a article from DSAC Partner, Drive Scout!

Is your driving school ready for summer?

If you’re a driving school owner, you’re probably anticipating the upcoming summer months with both excitement and a bit of anxiety. That’s because you know the cash will start rolling in, but will it roll in at the rate you expect and need to carry your school during the leaner months?

So, the question is…are you REALLY, really ready for summer?

Read more. . .

Josh Mayes
Past President, DSAC
04/10/2017 10:31 AM

DSAC Survey: Southern California Chapter Meeting Survey

Good afternoon!

We have a brief survey for you today.
A Southern California Driving School Chapter meeting will be held in Murrieta, CA 92563 on the week of April 17 – 23 and we would like to know if you’re interested in attending.
We expect this to be an evening meeting from approximately 7:30 PM – 9 PM. Refreshments will be provided and attendance will be free and open to all those interested.
Please take a moment to fill out our survey below,

Josh Mayes
Past President, DSAC

04/04/2017 10:59 AM
https://goo.gl/forms/dxQpOcM6OxkuFpDx2

Message From OTS

Good morning!

Today we have a message from the California Office of Traffic Safety for April, which is Distracted Driver Awareness Month!

No Hands at All – It’s the Law

While driving, it may be tempting to look at your phone when you hear it ring, but no text, app check or phone call is so important that it cannot wait. That’s the message this April, Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road, or your hands off the steering wheel – especially when it comes to texting, using apps and talking on your cell phone. These are some of the most dangerous things that people can do behind the wheel because attention is taken away from the focus of driving. The California Office of Traffic Safety wants to remind everyone that under the new distracted driving law that took effect January 1, holding a cell phone in your hand while driving is illegal and you will be cited.
The new distracted driving law prohibits driving while holding a cell phone in your hand, though you may still legally use it in a hands-free manner such as voice command or when using a mounting device. However, you cannot text, scroll or tap multiple times. Only one tap or swipe to activate or deactivate a feature or function is allowed. The first ticket costs $162, so save yourself the time and money by following these tips to avoid being distracted when behind the wheel:
Turn off your cell phone and put it out of sight before you get behind the wheel.
Do not program your GPS or MP3 player or other devices while driving – set your route and your music playlist before you start driving. If you need to change your GPS, pull over to a safe parking spot.
Do not eat or drink while driving – try to eat before or after you get to your destination. Eating and drinking can be just as dangerous as trying to use your cell phone.
Do not groom, read or try to watch videos – driving should be your only focus, arrive safe and alive.
Finally, if something falls to the floor or is out of reach, pull over to a safe parking spot before trying to reach it.
For more information on Distracted Driving and Distracted Driving Awareness Month, please visit: www.ots.ca.gov For details on the new law, visit:
http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2017/docs/CaCellPhoneLawAB1785.pdf

The California Office of Traffic Safety wants to remind everyone that distracted driving is a choice, so make good decisions to help keep our roads safe for everyone!

No Hands at All – It’s the Law

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is anything that takes your eyes or mind off the road or your hands off the steering wheel – especially when it comes to texting, using apps or talking on a cell phone. The California Office of Traffic Safety wants to remind everyone that under the new distracted driving law that took effect on January 1st, holding a cell phone in your hand is illegal and you will be cited.
The new distracted driving law prohibits driving while holding a cell phone in your hand. However, you may still legally use it in a hands-free manner such as voice command or when using a mounting device. Keep in mind that you cannot text, scroll or tap multiple times – just one tap or swipe to activate or deactivate a feature or function is allowed. The first ticket costs $162, so save yourself the time and money by following these tips to avoid being distracted when behind the wheel:
Turn off your cell phone and put it out of sight before you get behind the wheel.
Do not program your GPS or MP3 player or other devices while driving.
Do not eat or drink while driving.
Do not groom, read or try to watch videos.
Finally, if something falls to the floor, pull over to a safe parking spot before trying to reach it.
For more information on Distracted Driving and Distracted Driving Awareness Month, please visit: www.ots.ca.gov. For details on the new law, visit: http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2017/docs/CaCellPhoneLawAB1785.pdf

The California Office of Traffic Safety wants to remind everyone that distracted driving is a choice, so make good decisions to help keep our roads safe for everyone!

Thank you for your time,

Josh Mayes
Past President, DSAC

03/30/2017 9:21 AM

DSAC Price Survey February 2017

Good morning!

The Driving School Association of California needs your help today.

Please take a just a moment to participate in our industry price survey below. This survey is very short, just two questions and is anonymous. The data collected will be published in one week.

If you have any questions or concerns please reply to this email directly.

Thank you very much!

Josh Mayes
DSAC Past President

02/07/2017 9:07 AM

Click here for the survey!

DSAC Election Results

Good afternoon!

The results of the recent DSAC Election are as follows:

President:
Frank Boutelle – 97.4%


Vice President:
Christopher Armington – 100%


Treasurer:
Adrian Lopez – 100%


Controller:
Paul Wilbur – 100%


Secretary:
Cris Armington – 100%


Congratulations to everyone who was elected and thank you to everyone who voted.

Josh Mayes
DSAC, Past President

02/01/2017 1:22 PM

DSAC Book Recommendation: The Definitive Book For Driving School Owners

Good afternoon!

Today, we have a book recommendation for you:
I ran across this excellent book, called “The Definitive Book For Driving School Owners” by Roy E. Ault while I was attending the DSAA Convention in Florida in November. It is an excellent book that everyone who owns a driving school or would like to own a driving school should read. If you’re interested in the book, just tap the picture below to buy it on Amazon.com
Have a safe and productive week,

Josh Mayes
DSAC, Past President