Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Promotes Annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2016, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.

Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced that his office is committed to traffic safety and reducing crashes within Hudson County, especially fatal crashes.

Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities 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 while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways.

To support this effort the Sheriff has his officers focusing on bad driving practices, such as Speeding, Distracted Driving and DWI.

“Though my officers are out there every day enforcing traffic laws, On October 10th they will be extra vigilant for those breaking traffic laws.” Sheriff Schillari said. “Tragically, last year we had a fatal crash on Oct. 10th, this year we are striving to have zero fatalities in Hudson County on Oct.10th.”

“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,” The Sheriff added.

Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to  or contacting the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau at 201-915-1300 ext:7050.