CLARK – Mayor Sal Bonaccorso has proclaimed Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day®” in Clark.
The national initiative is designed to unite the country in moving toward zero motor vehicle-related fatalities for one day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, driving the posted speed limit, and avoiding distractions.
In his proclamation, Bonaccorso called upon everyone to “put these lifesaving behaviors into practice to improve safety on the roadways in our community and throughout the state.”
For the last two years, New Jersey was able to celebrate “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” without tragedy, but 589 people lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes in 2012, down from 627 in 2011.
Larry Emig, P.E., a now-retired member of the Kansas Department of Transportation and the National Society of Professional Engineers, is responsible for starting the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” campaign, with the inaugural day held in 2001.
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