October 10, 2012 is Put The Brakes on Fatalities Day

Montclair State University Police Participate in National Traffic Safety Program That Promotes Reducing Fatalities While Driving

Motorists at Montclair State University, the State of New Jersey and throughout the nation are urged to participate in a daylong effort on October 10, 2012, to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors in an attempt to keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.


Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day, is the national initiative to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including wearing safety belts, driving sober, obeying posted speed limits, and avoiding phone or texting distractions while driving. 


The Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Program promotes reducing all fatalities and is similar to the “Great American Smoke Out” effort to reduce smoking.  The idea came from a group of safety advocates and is now in its 12th year.  We can make a difference by promoting and participating in the program and, hopefully, this will encourage motorists to be safe on October 10th and every day thereafter.  College aged students 18 to 25 are at a significant risk demographically to driving fatalities.   


The Montclair State University Police Department will be increasing awareness and enforcement on this day and additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by contacting the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety at http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/index.html