Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) Hosts Brake Safety Awareness Month
August 1 - August 31
When it comes to vehicle and motorist safety, one of the most important systems on your vehicle are
your brakes. The Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) is bringing awareness to this critical vehicle
system by declaring August Brake Safety Awareness Month™. August is a great time to think about
your vehicle’s brakes, with many families wrapping up the summer with a road trip, sending kids off
to school and the increase in vehicle use with additional afterschool activities. Ensuring the braking
system functions properly confirms safety and peace of mind to the motorist. “We encourage all
motorist to have their vehicle inspected during the month of August and to learn proper brake system
care and vehicle maintenance” said Jeff Cox President of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair
Association. Most brake inspections will include measuring the thickness of the friction material,
inspection of the brake fluid, checking for leaks along with a visual inspection of the brake system
components. By having your braking system inspected, potential issues can be identified before it
affects your safety.
We encourage all members to participate in Brake Safety Awareness Month™ this August. Below you can download all the materials to get started.