Cherry Hill Police participating in Put the Brake on Fatalities Day
Cherry Hill Township recognizes the annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day on Oct. 10, which is designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and to keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one day. Motorists are encouraged to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, driving the posted speed limit, avoiding distractions while driving, and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways.
Last year in New Jersey, 542 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, down from 589 in 2012. The decline continues a downward trend in motor vehicle fatalities, and in 2013 the state recorded the lowest number of motor vehicle related deaths in the state since the 1940s.
To reinforce this lifesaving message and to further support the initiative, the Cherry Hill Police Department will be participating in this day-long event by deploying variable message boards displaying safety messages as well as participating in enforcement details to reach as many motorists as possible to challenge them to drive safely and reach our goal of zero fatalities.
Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to www.brakesonfatalities.org.