Sunday, October 05, 2008

October 10 - Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

"Drive as if Your Life Depends on It"

Did you know nearly 118 of our fellow citizens, almost all of whom are someone's friend, family and most beloved become a statistic each day? They are dying in tragic, and some of the most preventable accidents on our nation's roadways.

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day was initiated by many partner organizations who are working to lower this statistic. Our efforts to reduce fatalities address the need for improvements to our roadways, our vehicles and basic driver behavior. You too can become involved to promote the reduction of fatalities by utilizing information on this web site. Please mark October 10, 2008 on your calendar "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day." Tell your co-workers, family members and friends to do the same.

We hope you will join us in making a special commitment to reducing fatalities and become involved by changing your driving habits and encouraging others to do the same. We must change our driving habits as evidenced by statistics that indicate nearly 43,000 traffic fatalities occur every year. That's about 118 fatalities every single day--one fatality every 12 minutes.

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