Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ready? Brake!

“Towards Zero Fatalities”.  That will be the catch phrase for October 10th’s Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.  It’s more than just a catch phrase though.  It’s a goal.

Statistics provided by the Department of Transportation show that there are around 32,300 fatalities a year in the United States.  That comes out to about 90 a day and one every 16 minutes.  To go one day without any traffic fatalities would make for a great day.

The Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Program began in 2001.  With traffic crashes usually being preventable in some way, the goal of reducing the number of fatality crashes is possible, but we all have to do our part.

Remember those basics about safe driving and make them habits.  Try to eliminate the distractions when possible, buckle up and drive defensively.