POINT PLEASANT – Point Pleasant Police are asking motorists to join them in observing Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day Oct. 10.
On this 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.
The ultimate goal is to have one day with no fatalities on the road.
Road signs have been in place since Oct. 3, alerting motorists of the day.
There were 604 deaths in 2016 and 562 deaths in 2015, related to motor vehicle accidents. Pedestrian deaths fell from 173 in 2015 to 165 in 2016.
“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,” Capt. Robert Lokerson said. “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.”
More information on the day can be found at brakesonfatalities.org.