EDISON — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on Thursday, Oct. 10, 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 established 12 years ago 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 Edison Police Department is urging all motorists to slow down, to be extra careful and to avoid distractions which traditionally lead to motor vehicle accidents.
Last year, in New Jersey, 589 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, down from 627 in 2011. This is a downward trend that was highlighted in 2010, which had the lowest number of recorded motor vehicle deaths in the state since the 1940s.
“This campaign will go a long way in helping our efforts to reduce motor vehicle fatalities that occur every day on New Jersey’s roadways,” Chief Thomas Bryan stated. “Bringing attention to this one day can help create support for good driving behaviors that can carry over throughout the calendar year.”
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