Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

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Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on Wednesday, Oct. 10 designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one day.

“Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day,” a national initiative 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, driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions and always being safe and sober behind the wheel.

 Last year in New Jersey, 627 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, 71 more than 2010 while on the national level the number dropped. 

“This initiative is something we hope will help New Jersey in our determination to decrease the number of tragedies that occur every day on our roadways,” Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles said. “By drawing attention to this one day, we can help create a wave of support for good driving behaviors that can carry over throughout the year. It raises awareness about the responsible decisions drivers must make behind the wheel and engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year.”
Sheriff Balles asked and 15 local businesses answered the call to do their part in supporting this endeavor by providing a free 5-point safety inspection on your vehicle.
 
Guenther’s Mobil 407 S New Rd, Pleasantville
Linwood Gulf Rt. 9 and Maple Ave, Linwood
Galloway Auto and Tire 420 New Rd, Somers Point
Galloway Auto and Tire 339 Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway
Midas Auto 24 N Albany Ave, Atlantic City
Ricky’s Garage 212 S Harding Hwy, Buena
Ed’s Auto 965 Rt. 50, Mays Landing
Taylors Gulf 7901 Ventnor Ave, Margate
Bennett Chevrolet 6721 Black Horse Pike, EHT
Crescent Tire 325 White Horse Pike, Hammonton           
Firestone Tilton Rd, Northfield
Tri-State Towing and Auto Repair 11th Terrace Egg Harbor City
Walkers Automotive 700 W Delilah Rd, Pleasantville
Truckmasters 847 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton
Tomasellos Auto 5300 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor
Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to www.brakesonfatalities.org .


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