Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day

North Plainfield Police Department

Press Release

Chief William Parenti

September 22 , 2011

The North Plainfield Police Department Helps Promote Annual

“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

Chief William Parenti announced North Plainfield Police will have added patrols to enforce and enhance the national effort to “Put The Brakes on Fatalities Day”.  Motorists in North Plainfield and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2011, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.

The national initiative was 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, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions, especially texting while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel.

Last year in New Jersey, 556 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, down from 583 in 2009.  The decline continues a four-year downward trend in motor vehicle fatalities and marks the lowest number of recorded motor vehicle deaths in the State since the 1940s.

“Clearly, this effort will go a long way in our continuing efforts to stem the tide of tragedies that occur every day on New Jersey’s roadways,” Chief Parenti said.  “Shining the spotlight on this one day can help create a groundswell of support for good driving behaviors that can carry over throughout the year.”

“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year,” Chief Parenti added.



William G. Parenti
Chief of Police

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North Plainfield Police Dept.
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North Plainfield, N.J. 07060
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