Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
TRAFFIC FATALITIES IN 2010 and ESTIMATED in 2011 DROP TO LOWEST LEVEL IN RECORDED HISTORY
DOT Estimates 2011 to be 32,310 which is a 1.7 Percent Drop Beneath 2010 Record Low
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that the estimated number and rate of traffic fatalities in 2011 fell below 2010 which was 32,885, despite a significant increase in the number of miles Americans drove during the year.....To Read More from this article please visit here.
KANSAS 2011 POSTER CONTEST WINNERS SPONSORED BY THE KANSAS PUT THE BRAKES ON FATALITIES DAY COMMITTEE ANNUALLY HELD CONTEST
"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.
Federal Agencies including the Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carriers Association have been leaders along with The American Association Of State Highway and Transportation Officials and all state departments of transportation who have increased their promotion of safer roads, drivers and vehicles. Numerous private sector organizations and local governments have also joined the effort.
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, 2012 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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! Don't know where to start? Click here!
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 email@example.com.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 2010 by sending an article for our listing of state activities to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck and please keep us informed of your success!
Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day