National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2006, 70851-70852 [06-9607]

Download as PDF 70851 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 235 Thursday, December 7, 2006 Title 3— Proclamation 8088 of December 1, 2006 The President National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2006 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year, thousands of Americans lose their lives in accidents involving drunk and drugged driving. During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, we continue our efforts to promote awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and encourage fellow citizens to never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. All Americans can play an important role in preventing drunk and drugged driving. Family members can discuss the dangers of impaired driving; businesses, schools, and organizations in our communities can help spread the message of awareness; and individuals can help protect family and friends by identifying a designated driver. During the holiday season, it is especially important to encourage responsible driving and to help ensure the safety of friends and loved ones. My Administration is committed to saving lives by stopping drunk and drugged drivers before they put themselves and others at risk. We continue to work with communities across our Nation to increase public awareness and prevention of this serious offense. The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has partnered with State and local law enforcement agencies to carry out the campaign, ‘‘Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.’’ This program aims to keep impaired drivers off our Nation’s roads by creating new public education programs and toughening enforcement. The Office of National Drug Control Policy works to warn young drivers and their parents about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs. My Administration is also supporting community and faith-based programs that encourage others to avoid the devastating consequences of impaired driving. Every person has a responsibility to drive free of alcohol and drugs and to insist that friends and family do the same. By helping fight drunk and drugged driving, Americans everywhere can save lives and send a strong message that driving under the influence is not acceptable. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES2 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 2006 as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. I encourage all Americans to make responsible decisions and to help prevent drunk and drugged driving. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07DED0.SGM 07DED0 70852 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first. [FR Doc. 06–9607 Filed 12–6–06; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07DED0.SGM 07DED0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES2 Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 235 (Thursday, December 7, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 70851-70852]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9607]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 70851]]

                Proclamation 8088 of December 1, 2006

                
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention 
                Month, 2006

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, thousands of Americans lose their lives in 
                accidents involving drunk and drugged driving. During 
                National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, we 
                continue our efforts to promote awareness of the 
                dangers of impaired driving and encourage fellow 
                citizens to never drive under the influence of alcohol 
                or drugs.

                All Americans can play an important role in preventing 
                drunk and drugged driving. Family members can discuss 
                the dangers of impaired driving; businesses, schools, 
                and organizations in our communities can help spread 
                the message of awareness; and individuals can help 
                protect family and friends by identifying a designated 
                driver. During the holiday season, it is especially 
                important to encourage responsible driving and to help 
                ensure the safety of friends and loved ones.

                My Administration is committed to saving lives by 
                stopping drunk and drugged drivers before they put 
                themselves and others at risk. We continue to work with 
                communities across our Nation to increase public 
                awareness and prevention of this serious offense. The 
                Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic 
                Safety Administration has partnered with State and 
                local law enforcement agencies to carry out the 
                campaign, ``Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under 
                Arrest.'' This program aims to keep impaired drivers 
                off our Nation's roads by creating new public education 
                programs and toughening enforcement. The Office of 
                National Drug Control Policy works to warn young 
                drivers and their parents about the dangers of driving 
                under the influence of drugs. My Administration is also 
                supporting community and faith-based programs that 
                encourage others to avoid the devastating consequences 
                of impaired driving.

                Every person has a responsibility to drive free of 
                alcohol and drugs and to insist that friends and family 
                do the same. By helping fight drunk and drugged 
                driving, Americans everywhere can save lives and send a 
                strong message that driving under the influence is not 
                acceptable.

                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 2006 as National 
                Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. I encourage 
                all Americans to make responsible decisions and to help 
                prevent drunk and drugged driving.

[[Page 70852]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 06-9607
Filed 12-6-06; 8:45 am]
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