Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
October 10

 

A Yearly Estimate of 2013 1st Quarter of Traffic Fatalities indicates 4.4% Drop over the same period in 2012

DOT Estimates the 2012 Number of Fatalities to be 33,780, a 4.4% increase from 2011

The U.S. DOT estimates that the number of traffic fatalities in 2013 will be lower than 2012. 

KANSAS 2012 POSTER CONTEST WINNERS SPONSORED BY THE KANSAS PUT THE BRAKES ON FATALITIES DAY COMMITTEE ANNUALLY HELD CONTEST

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Age Groups 5 - 7, 8 - 10, & 11-13

KDOT Traffic Safety Consultant Danielle Marten knows what a family has to deal with after someone does not move over. She urges everyone to protect those who are out day and night protecting you.

Read her story at http://ksdotblog.blogspot.com/

"Towards Zero Fatalities" is both a phrase and a goal that federal and state agencies and many organizations are promoting.  Let's everyone support it and join in the effort reduce deaths on our American highways.

The Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Program in the last ten years has promoted reducing all fatalities and similar to the promotion of the "Great American Smoke Out's" effort to reduce smoking, promoted that an initial fatality free day would be the seed leading --- "Towards Zero Fatalities" on our American 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, 2013 on your calendar "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day." Tell your co-workers, family members and friends to do the same.

We must change our driving habits as evidenced by statistics that still indicate slightly over 32,300 traffic fatalities occur every year. That’s about 90 fatalities every single day - one fatality every 16 minutes.

We welcome organizations to become involved. Please email comments and the contact person for your organization to pbfday@asce.org

States recently invloved are listed here:

Florida Kansas Alabama

Arizona

Indiana Iowa
Maine Maryland Montana
Minnestota Nebraska New Mexico
Nevada New Jersey Pennsylvania
Ohio Oregon South Carolina
Washington Wisconsin Wyoming

If you don't see your state listed here, Obtain a proclamation that October 10th is Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day in your city or state! Don't be afraid to contact your local mayor and state governor. Here's how to start!

In addition, media information, PSA's, posters, brochures, logos and a sample PowerPoint presentation can also be found in the Toolkit.

The Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (T&DI) who now manages the web site, requests existing partners, other private corporations or public organizations who want to become more involved in financial sponsorships to fund events, develop PSA's, web site information or other activities to contact the T&DI at 703/295-6395 or e-mail pbfday@asce.org.

Reducing fatalities requires everyone's participation. Please use this site to create a program in your state or organization and become involved. With your involvement, we can make a difference by reducing fatalities on American roadways. Please share what your organization is planning for 2013 by sending an article for our listing of state activities to pbfday@asce.org. Good luck and please keep us informed of your success!

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
The Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE
1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Reston, VA 20191/www.tanddi.org