National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2005, 72061-72062 [05-23549]

Download as PDF 72061 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 229 Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7965 of November 22, 2005 The President National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, we renew our efforts to educate all Americans about the tragic consequences of impaired driving and encourage all Americans to drive responsibly. Every year, too many of our citizens get behind the wheel of an automobile after drinking alcohol or using drugs. This puts drivers, passengers, and others on the road at risk. Last year alone, drunk driving killed more than 16,000 people and accounted for more than 30 percent of all motor vehicle deaths. My Administration remains committed to saving lives and preventing injuries resulting from drunk and drugged driving. The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversees the ‘‘You Drink & Drive. You Lose.’’ program, which educates our citizens about the dangers of driving under the influence. This campaign also encourages lifesaving measures to help keep impaired drivers off the road—including sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and prosecution of those who break the law. To protect our Nation’s young people and deter underage drinking, the Helping America’s Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, is promoting positive youth development and educating our children about the dangers associated with alcohol and drug use. With the help of parents, educators, and faith-based and community organizations, this initiative teaches our children to avoid alcohol and drug use, make healthy choices, and build lives of purpose. Keeping drunk and drugged drivers off the road is vital for the safety of our loved ones and fellow citizens. All Americans can encourage responsible actions and work to ensure that those around them do not operate a vehicle while under the influence. When law enforcement, communities, and individuals unite against impaired driving, lives are saved and our Nation’s roadways are made safer for everyone. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 2005 as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. I encourage all Americans to help keep our Nation’s roadways safe by making responsible decisions and taking appropriate measures to prevent drunk and drugged driving. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:26 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30NOD0.SGM 30NOD0 72062 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–23549 Filed 11–29–05; 9:09 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:26 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\30NOD0.SGM 30NOD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 30, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Proclamation 7965--National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 
2005



Proclamation 7966--National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7965 of November 22, 2005

                
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention 
                Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention 
                Month, we renew our efforts to educate all Americans 
                about the tragic consequences of impaired driving and 
                encourage all Americans to drive responsibly.

                Every year, too many of our citizens get behind the 
                wheel of an automobile after drinking alcohol or using 
                drugs. This puts drivers, passengers, and others on the 
                road at risk. Last year alone, drunk driving killed 
                more than 16,000 people and accounted for more than 30 
                percent of all motor vehicle deaths.

                My Administration remains committed to saving lives and 
                preventing injuries resulting from drunk and drugged 
                driving. The Department of Transportation's National 
                Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversees the 
                ``You Drink & Drive. You Lose.'' program, which 
                educates our citizens about the dangers of driving 
                under the influence. This campaign also encourages 
                lifesaving measures to help keep impaired drivers off 
                the road--including sobriety checkpoints, saturation 
                patrols, and prosecution of those who break the law. To 
                protect our Nation's young people and deter underage 
                drinking, the Helping America's Youth initiative, led 
                by First Lady Laura Bush, is promoting positive youth 
                development and educating our children about the 
                dangers associated with alcohol and drug use. With the 
                help of parents, educators, and faith-based and 
                community organizations, this initiative teaches our 
                children to avoid alcohol and drug use, make healthy 
                choices, and build lives of purpose.

                Keeping drunk and drugged drivers off the road is vital 
                for the safety of our loved ones and fellow citizens. 
                All Americans can encourage responsible actions and 
                work to ensure that those around them do not operate a 
                vehicle while under the influence. When law 
                enforcement, communities, and individuals unite against 
                impaired driving, lives are saved and our Nation's 
                roadways are made safer for everyone.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim December 2005 as National 
                Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. I encourage 
                all Americans to help keep our Nation's roadways safe 
                by making responsible decisions and taking appropriate 
                measures to prevent drunk and drugged driving.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-second day of November, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand five, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-23549
Filed 11-29-05; 9:09 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P