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Cranford Police Department to Participate in "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day"

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The day is designated to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality-free for one day. Credits: Stock Photo
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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Police Department will support “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The day is designated to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality-free.

“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year,” Acting Police Chief Joseph Van Bergen said in a press release from the Cranford Police (CPD).

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Last year, 603 individuals died in motor vehicle crashes, up from 562 deaths in 2015, according to the CPD. More than 19 percent of those fatalities were due to distracted driving, the CPD said.

To emphasize the importance of “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” the CPD will use message boards and conduct educational activities to raise awareness. Emphasis will be places on buckling seatbelts, driving the speed limit, avoiding distractions while driving and always being safe and sober behind the wheel.

“Clearly, this effort will go a long way in our continuing efforts to stem the tide of tragedies that occur every day on New Jersey’s roadways,” Van Bergen said. “Shining the spotlight on this one day can help create a groundswell of support for good driving behaviors that can carry over throughout the year.”

Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to www.asce.org/brakesonfatalities.

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