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RIDOT Reminds Motorists: Don't be Another Needless Statistic


In observance of “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” which this year falls on Friday, October 10, 2008, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding all motorists not to be another needless statistic on our state highways. In 2007 69 lives were lost due to vehicular crashes.

“Here in Rhode Island, we are joining the national effort to help save lives,” said RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis. “Through proper education and awareness of our state’s motoring public on October 10 and throughout the year, we are striving to reduce the number of lives lost on our roadways.”

Lewis noted that many factors contribute to motor vehicle crashes including driver behavior. As such RIDOT is reminding all motorists to obey speed limits, designate a sober driver, and to always wear a seat belt, which is the best line of defense in a motor vehicle crash.

For more information on “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” visit: http://www.brakesonfatalities.org/.


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