Florida drivers are urged to be extra cautious today, the seventh annual “Put The Brakes on Fatalities Day.” The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in an effort to help reduce the more than 3,365 wrongful deaths which result from car accidents in Florida each year, is joining in the national observation of this special day.
Considering nine people die each and every day on Florida roads, we willingly promote initiatives like this to help educate Florida drivers about the dangers associated with driving a car, and how some additional driver responsibility will help safe lives. The initiative includes educating drivers about keeping their cars in good working condition, not using cell phones while driving and always using seat belts.
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, there are more than 43,000 people who die in car accidents every year in the United States. Hopefully, initiatives such as “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” will help reduce this horrific loss of life.