PBFD 2011 Events

*Note: The following lists includes 2011 events listed on the Internet or as provided. Please email missed events to: pbfday@asce.org.

U.S. Department of Transportation & Other Organizations

USDOT - Fast Lane - Official Blog of the US Department of Transportation
October 10, 2011- Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

Cross-posted from the Kansas Transportation Online Community's Fast Lane - Cross-posted on K-TOC

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day blog- to read blog for 20 days leading up to October 10th or Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day you must log in.
I’d like to thank the folks at KDOT, not just for inviting me to write another blog post, but for making such a strong commitment to road safety through this 20-day run-up to Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.
Safety is our number one priority at DOT, and events like Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day are a great way to remind everyone of the simple steps they can take to make our roadways safer for everyone who uses them.
Fortunately, people are listening. In 2010, traffic fatalities dropped to the lowest levels since 1949, and that’s in spite of Americans driving 21 billion more miles than they did last year. In the region covering Kansas as well as Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, fatalities dropped by 2.6% from 2009.
But, as anyone who has lost a loved one in a traffic crash can tell you, any number of fatalities other than zero is too high. If one of the 33,000 people killed on the road last year was one of your friends or family members, then you know all too well that we cannot rest on our laurels.
Other writers on this blog have talked about common-sense ways that you can keep yourself safe while on the road. Candice Breshears and Bill Self talked about the importance of wearing a seat belt. Rick Heinrich talked about not drinking and driving. We’ve tried to echo this with national awareness campaigns like “Click It or Ticket” and “Over the Limit, Under Arrest.”
I’d like to focus on the epidemic of distracted driving. Whether it’s visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel) or cognitive (taking your mind off what you’re doing), distracted driving slows your reflexes and puts you at much greater risk for a crash.
In fact, almost 5,500 people were killed and 500,000 more were injured in distracted driving crashes in 2009. And those aren't just statistics--they're parents, children, neighbors, and friends.
Our ongoing series, “Faces of Distracted Driving,” shares some of their stories. The videos feature families from all across America who have been injured or lost loved ones because a driver was texting or talking on a cell phone behind the wheel. These people are proof that distracted driving can have tragic consequences for entire communities.
http://fastlane.dot.gov/2011/10/put-the-brakes-on-fatalities-day.html

USDOT - Federal Highway Administration - Safety Events Page

Teens in the Driver's Seat - Home Page - Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day October 10th. article

Friday, October 8th, 2010
This weekend, the US Department of Transportation (DOT), state agencies, and safety advocates across the country will mark an auspicious day. Sunday, October 10, 2010 (yes, it’s 10-10-10) is the 10th anniversary of “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Day.
This is a day when we focus public awareness on driver behavior, vehicle safety, and roadway improvement in an effort to reduce traffic deaths across America. And these efforts are working.
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Organizations

Transportation Development Institute of ASCE

Story 3 - Blogging Schedule for days leading up to Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day in Kansas


Florida

SAFETY LANE.org
Northeast Florida - Traffic Safety Teams

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day October 10th
The Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day program in the last ten years has promoted reducing all fatalities, very similar to the promotion of the “Great American Smoke Out” efforts to reduce smoking, that an initial fatality free day would be the seed leading—”Towards Zero Fatalities” on our roadways. “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 to reduce deaths on our highways......
http://www.safetylane.org/

Ocoee Community

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day® - August 7-13, 2011 is National "Stop on Red" Week
This week, August 7-13, 2011, is National "Stop on Red" Week, http://www.stopredlightrunning.com
Would you please Check out and Share Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day® http://www.brakesonfatalities.org/ with your family, friends and colleagues. TRAFFIC FATALITIES IN 2010 DROP TO LOWEST LEVEL IN RECORDED HISTORY. DOT Estimates Three Percent Drop Beneath ...

http://www.ocoeecommunitygazette.com/news/features/391-put-the-brakes-on-fatalities-dayr-august-7-13-2011-is-national-qstop-on-redq-week-.html

Kansas

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood posted a blog on the Kansas Transportation Online Community (KTOC) - http://ktoc.net/blog_post_view.aspx?blogpostid=99cc5728e7dd47b4b0894f4330867f96)
and FAST LANE (http://fastlane.dot.gov/) websites on October 10th. He stated, "Safety is our number one priority at DOT, and events like Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day are a great way to remind everyone of the simple steps they can take to make our roadways safer for everyone who uses them..." This is a portion of his and one of 20 blogs that can be read on the KTOC website leading up to October 10th. Comments were welcome on the blogs and they also could be accessed on Facebook.

2011 Kansas Statewide Poster Coloring Contest winners who's posters messages best tell ways to Put the
Breaks on Fatalities in the 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13 age groups were as follow:

2011 Kansas Poster Coloring Contest Winner 2011 Kansas Statewide Poster Coloring Contest Winner 2011 Kansas Statewide Poster Coloring Contest

The PBFD program promotes reducing all fatalities and similar to the "Great American Smoke out's effort to reduce smoking, it promotes that an initial fatality free day (October 10th each year) would be the seed leading - "Towards Zero Fatalities" on our American roadways.

Poster contest flier 2011

 

Kansas PBFD Committee - Governor Brownback Signing 2011 Proclamation  

Kansas Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Committee - Governor Brownback signing 2011 Proclamation

Gardner Edge.com - News Article
Poster contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities
Posted on Aug. 18th, 2011 Kimberly K. Qualls KDOT

The deadline is just two weeks away for kids ages 5 to 13 in Kansas to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 2

Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corporation. A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and ages 11-13) will each receive a bicycle donated by Wal-Mart stores in Kansas and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas. Entries should be mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 SW 6th Street, Topeka, KS, 66606. On the back of the 8 ½ by 11-inch paper entry must be the child's full name; age at time of entry; mailing address; county; a parent's name; and contact phone number. For more information, go to KDOT's main website page - http://www.ksdot.org/pdf_files/Poster-contest-flier-2011.pdf.

Kansas Cylist
Put The Brakes On Fatalities 2010
Posted August 22, 2010 @ 11:18 am - Filed under: Kansas,Safety

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people age 6 to 33. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” focuses on reducing traffic fatalities by encouraging motorists to take extra precautions.
Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a national safety awareness campaign focused on reducing all types of traffic fatalities. Each state sponsors events and activities throughout the year to increase awareness, and numerous transportation partners in Kansas work together to help achieve this goal.
Last year, nearly 700 Kansas kids ages 5-13 participated in a safety poster contest with 18 kids receiving
regional and statewide recognition. This year, the poster contest is happening again. Kansas kids age 5 through 13 are invited to enter artwork representing their thoughts on “Put the Brakes on Fatalities.” Regional winners in the three age categories will be chosen. Then, three statewide winners will be selected from the 18 regional winners!

New Jersey

Bloomfield Declares Put The Brakes on Fatalities Day

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 Buckle up, Bloomfield. On October 10th, the goal is a day without driving fatalities. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” is a national, day-long effort designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the roadways fatality free for one-day. To support this effort, The Bloomfield Police Department will be stepping up enforcement of all traffic violations.

Bogota Police Department

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - 10th Anniversary
Some Brief Public Service Announcements/Videos on Put the Brakes on Fatalities.
Please spread the word and share with others.

Put the Brakes on Fatalities 1 (wmv file) Put the Brakes on Fatalities 2 (wmv file)

Posters to Download and Share (English & Spanish)

Put the Brakes on Fatalities (English) Put the Brakes on Fatalities (Spanish)

Every 15 Minutes, Another Family Loses a Loved One. Imagine a Day with Zero Traffic Fatalitities...
October 10, 2010 is the tenth anniversary of Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day. The 2010 theme is Don't Drive Distracted - Drive to Arrive. Driver distractions or inattentive driving play a part in one out of every four motor vehicle crashes. In 2008, nearly 6,000 people died in crashes involved a distracted driver and more than 500,000 were injured. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration).
In order to reduce fatalities the campaign asks everyone to focus on their own behavior when using America's roadways - as pedestrians, bicycle and motorcycle operators, motor vehicle operators and passengers. Each person must take an extra measure of care to ensure their safety and the safety of others by sharing roadways in a safe manner.

 

 

By Hunterdon County Democrat FLEMINGTON —

Police here, in New Jersey and around the country are asking motorists to join a day-long effort on Monday, Oct. 10 to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors. The intent is to keep the state’s roadways
fatality-free for one day.


Police Department Joins 2011 'Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day' Initative
New Providence police

will step up patrols on Oct. 10 for this national initiative September 25, 2011 Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on Oct. 10, 2011, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.

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.


Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day aims to keep Salem County roadways safe

Published: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 1:06 PM SALEM — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on Oct. 10, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one-day.

N.J. marks safe driving campaign with 'Put the Brakes on Fatalities' day

Published: Monday, October 10, 2011, 7:53 AM Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 7:53 AM
TRENTON — New Jersey law enforcement officials are hoping there won't be a single motor vehicle fatality anywhere in the state today. The day marks the 11th annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" day

Nebraska

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers – A state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers Volume 38 No. 1
Page 13 -The Nebraska Engineer

Upcoming State Events

  • Put the Brakes on Fatalities Proclamation
    Ceremony October 24, 2011

Pennsylvania

Mainline Media News
Today is "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day"
Published: Monday, October 10, 2011