Police: 'Put the Brakes on' Tuesday

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On Tuesday, October 10th, law enforcement agencies across the country are coming together to "put the brakes" on fatalities, and police in southern New Jersey are asking drivers to join in the effort.

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a day-long initiative designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep roads across the country fatality free.

The effort calls for drivers to fasten their seat belts, obey speed limits and traffic laws, avoid distractions while driving, and always be safe and sober on the road.

Law enforcement agencies will be increasing patrols in their communities to make sure everyone is obeying the rules of the road. They are also reminding residents to call the state's # 77 alert system to report dangerous driving.

To learn more about Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, visit the American Society of Civil Engineers website at asce.org/brakesonfatalities. 

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