Mansfield Police Department

October 10th is National 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, 2013, 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. Although New Jersey has managed to celebrate the last two Put the Brakes on Fatalities Days (October 10, 2011 & 2012) without tragedy, it will take the combined vigilance of all roadway users to accomplish this feat for the third consecutive year.