The Township of Hamilton Police Department Helps Promote Annual
“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”
Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2012, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.
Known as Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel.
To support this effort, the Township of Hamilton Police Department will be highly visible on all roadways throughout the municipality citing erroneous drivers.
Last year in New Jersey, 627 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, up from 556 in 2010. Although nationally there is a downward trend in motor vehicle fatalities, in 2011 fatalities in New Jersey increased by 71 deaths.
“Clearly, this initiative will go a long way in our continuing efforts to stem the tide of tragedies that occur every day on New Jersey’s roadways,” Captain Mike Petuskey said. “Shining the spotlight on this one day can help create a groundswell of support for good driving behaviors that can carry over throughout the year.”
“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year,” Petuskey added.
Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to www.brakesonfatalities.org .