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Put the Brakes on Fatalities DayOctober 10, 2018
October 10, 2018 has been declared Put The Brakes On Fatalities Dayby the Borough of Manville, New Jersey
WHEREAS, across the nation, traffic crashes caused approximately 37,461 fatalities in 2016 and are the leading cause of death for young people, ages 15 to 34; and
WHEREAS, in New Jersey, 604 individuals lost their lives in traffic crashes in 2016; and
WHEREAS, Pedestrian related crashes accounted for 27.3 percent of the State’s traffic fatalities,
WHEREAS, motorcyclists, bicycle riders, and pedestrians face increased risks on New Jersey’s roadways, as people opt for alternative modes of transportation; and
WHEREAS, 66 motorcyclists, 18 bicyclists, and 165 pedestrians were killed in New Jersey in traffic-related crashes in 2016; and
WHEREAS, safer driving behaviors such as buckling up every ride; obeying posted speed limits; stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks and using crosswalks when walking; avoiding aggressive driving behaviors; never driving impaired; wearing proper safety gear while riding a motorcycle or bicycle; and focusing solely on driving by avoiding distractions can dramatically reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD M. ONDERKO, MAYOR OF THE BOROUGH OF MANVILLE, along with the Borough Council, do hereby proclaim October 10, 2018 as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, and call upon everyone to put these lifesaving behaviors into practice to improve safety on the roadways in our community and throughout the State.
Borough of Manville
Richard M. Onderko, Mayor
Councilman Joseph A. Lukac, III Councilman Theodore Petrock, IIICouncilwoman Michele MagnaniCouncilman Philip PetroneCouncilman Ron Skirkanish Council President Stephen Szabo
READ INTO RECORD: October 8, 2018