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Drive As Though Your Life Depended On It!
Motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of more than 700 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 is encouraged to be
so that for at least one day, there will be
on New Jersey's roads.
By the Numbers
In 2005, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes – with 13,113 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 2005 Speeding)
Everyone needs to buckle up, but teens have the highest death rate in motor-vehicle crashes of any age group. While risky behaviors and inexperience contribute to this trend, a major reason for the high teen death rate is their failure to use seat belts. Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 16-to-20 year-olds in the U.S., and in 2005, 4,899 16-20 year -olds were killed in passenger-vehicles. Nearly two-thirds of those who died weren’t buckled up. (Source: NHTSA FARS)
Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Alcohol was involved in an estimated 446,000 crashes in 2005, killing 16,885 people and injuring an estimated 254,000 others. (Source: NHTSA FARS and NASS-GES)
Safe Driving Tips
ALWAYS buckle your seat belt!
Maintain a safe following distance
Avoid aggressive drivers and driving aggressively
Always obey traffic signs and signals
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