Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day series begins Sept. 13

Starting tomorrow, Sept. 13, the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day blog series will feature stories from people across the state. Some will be positive and others will be heart-breaking. But they all will show why safety is so important on our roadways. Whether you are in a vehicle, on a motorcycle/bicycle or walking, the goal of the campaign is for you to safely get where you are going.

The series will wrap up on Oct. 10, which is the official Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, with a blog from Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

KDOT retiree Larry Emig began this national safety campaign in 2001. Back then, his dream was a day with no traffic fatalities across the United States and that dream continues. This may be difficult to achieve, but it’s something to strive for each and every day. Put on that seat belt. Put down that phone. Pay attention and follow all traffic signs. These are just a few tips of ways we can help improve safety.

Thank you for reading the blogs each weekday from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10 and sharing them with others. Let’s work together to put the brakes on fatalities.

1 comment:

  1. Pedestrians need to be responsible too. Wear reflective clothing, remove headphones, do not operate person devices, walk on approved trails,walkways,sidewalks, and right of ways.