by Kim Stich
Thanks so much to all the people who blogged and commented on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day. For 20 days, we’ve heard some heartwarming stories, terrible tragedies, good safety information on ways to improve safety on our roadways and even some poetry.
The official blog is finished, but people can continue to add safety stories/information to this blog. October 10 is the official day to celebrate Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, but it’s important to spread this safety message all year long. Please feel free to use this blog as a way to keep on thinking about safety.
In addition to this blog series, we have had many activities that have taken place or will take place soon in Kansas to promote Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day:
•Cities and counties across Kansas were invited to sign local proclamations in support of Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
•Nearly 700 Kansas kids ages 5-13 participating in a safety poster contest with 18 kids receiving regional and statewide recognition.
•Public Service Announcements airing across the state.
•Distributing 20,000 safety brochures throughout Kansas.
•Gov. Mark Parkinson signing a proclamation designating Oct. 10, 2009, as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day in Kansas.
For more information about Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, go to http://www.brakesonfatalities.org/. Or you can call KDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Information at 785-296-3585.
Kim Stich is a Program Consultant with KDOT.