TRENTON, N.J. – Preliminary results show at least two people died in motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey during "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day."
Wednesday was set aside as part of a national effort to encourage motorists to slow down, buckle-up and follow the rules of the road.
Approximately 58 percent of the state's 496 police agencies reported accident information from the day.
Preliminary reports show there were 965 crashes, including 197 with injuries.
Highway Traffic Safety director Pam Fischer says it's time for all drivers to take responsibility for what is happening on the highways.