*** Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day – October 10, 2019 ***
Put the Brakes on Fatalities is a national program whose goal is to deliver to the public the major causes of transportation fatalities and their avoidance. Each year on October 10th, every driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist and bicyclist is encouraged to be exceptionally careful so that for at least one day, there will be no fatalities on New Jersey’s roads.
Across the nation, traffic crashes caused 36,750 fatalities in 2018; and are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 34. In New Jersey, 563 individuals lost their lives in traffic crashes in 2018. Pedestrian related crashes accounted for 31% of the State’s traffic fatalities.
– Chief Michael C. DiBella