FAIRFIELD, NJ — In support of a nation-wide effort to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one day, the Fairfield Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit intensified its enforcement efforts toward aggressive and reckless driving even more so than usual on Tuesday.

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. The goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways.

“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,” said Fairfield Police Chief Anthony G. Manna. “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. 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.”

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Statewide law enforcement agencies utilized their variable message boards and conducted educational activities to raise public awareness regarding this issue.

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