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Drive As Though Your Life Depended On It!
Motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of more than 550 New Jersey residents each year. Put the Brakes on Fatalities is a national program whose goal is to deliver to the public the major causes of transportation fatalities and their avoidance.
Each year on October 10th, every driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist and bicyclist is encouraged to be exceptionally careful so that for at least one day, there will be no fatalities on New Jersey's roads.
By the Numbers
In 2012, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes – with 10,219 lives lost in such crashes. The economic cost of speeding-related crashes in the U.S. is estimated to be $40.4 billion per year. (Source: Traffic Safety Facts 2012 Speeding)
  Among passenger vehicle occupant fatalities, the age group 21 to 24 had the highest percentage of occupants killed that were unbuckled. Of the 2,254 casualties where seat belt use was known, 1,428 (63 percent) were unrestrained. (Source: Traffic Safety Facts 2012 Occupant Protection)
  Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Alcohol-involved crashes killed 10,322 people, accounting for 31 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2012. An average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurred every 51 minutes. (Source: Traffic Safety Facts 2012 Alcohol-Impaired Driving)
  Distracted driving is a behavior dangerous to drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike. Distractions including talking on a cell phone, texting, eating and programming/ looking at a GPS injured an estimated 421,000 people in motor vehicle crashes in 2012, while killing 3,328 others. For drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes in the U.S., 10 percent of the distracted drivers were distracted at the time of their fatal crash. (Traffic Safety Facts 2012 Distracted Driving)
  In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That equates to 14 percent of all the traffic fatalities. Alarmingly, pedestrian fatalities accounted for 24 percent of all traffic fatalities in New Jersey in 2013. (Traffic Safety Facts 2012 Pedestrians, NJ Fatality Reporting System)
Tips for a SAFE PASSAGE:
Buckle up, everyone, every ride
Put It Down! Just Drive.
Motorists, stop for pedestrians in crosswalks/ Pedestrians, look both ways before crossing
Obey all traffic signs and signals
Move over for emergency vehicles
Share the road with motorcycles
Avoid aggressive drivers and driving aggressively
Keep children safe by using the appropriate safety seat
Drive within posted limits
Maintain a safe following distance
Never drink and drive
Remove ice and snow from your vehicle
Slow down in work zones
Be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists
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