On Wednesday, Oct. 10, U.S. Department
of Transportation officials joined national transportation organizations and
state and federal officials in signing an agreement to designate Oct. 10 as
"Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day." The ceremony took place this
morning at the U.S. Capitol.
"Put the Brakes on Fatalities
Day" is a national commemorative day to promote a reduction in crash-related
roadway fatalities and to increase driver awareness. Participants in the signing
ceremony include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials, the American Automobile Association, the Roadway Safety Foundation,
the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Association of
Governors' Highway Safety Representatives and The Road Information Program.