Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day series begins Sept. 13
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.
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.