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Released: 10/3/2007 

DRPA/PATCO Participate in "Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day"

On October 10, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and PATCO will join regional transportation agencies for “Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day,” a national movement to reduce traffic fatalities by encouraging safer driving behavior. The goal of the campaign is to unite the country in achieving one full day of zero traffic deaths. “Motor vehicle fatalities are the leading cause of death for all Americans from 6 to 33 years old,” said John J. Matheussen, CEO of DRPA and President of PATCO. “If we all make a concerted effort to drive defensively, obey posted speed limits and buckle up, we can make a difference and reduce the number of motor vehicle fatalities.” In support of “Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day,” DRPA/PATCO will do its part to remind the public to be more careful while driving. Information about this initiative will be available at all PATCO stations and the message, “Oct. 10 Be Safe, Be Alert, Arrive Home Alive” will be displayed on variable message signs at the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges. DRPA/PATCO is alerting internal staff of this important initiative by placing posters at all worksites. In addition, there will be a seat drop with safety information for PATCO passengers during the morning commute on October 9th. For traffic safety tips and information, log on to www.brakesonfatalities.org. The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation and development agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at Pier 1 and the RiverLink Ferry. Download the brochure (Adobe PDF)

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