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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, 2018

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 has been declared Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day
by 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, III
Councilwoman Michele Magnani
Councilman Philip Petrone
Councilman Ron Skirkanish
Council President Stephen Szabo

READ INTO RECORD: October 8, 2018

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