Oct. 10 designated special safety day

| 10/10/2001

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.