National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2007, 68469-68470 [07-5951]

Download as PDF 68469 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 232 Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Title 3— Proclamation 8208 of November 30, 2007 The President National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2007 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Accidents related to drunk and drugged driving claim the lives of thousands of Americans every year. During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month we seek to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and encourage citizens to drive responsibly. As a Nation, we must work together to prevent drunk and drugged driving on our roads. We can all play an important role by educating family members and friends about the devastating consequences of impaired driving and by insisting that they have a designated driver. Businesses, community organizations, and faith-based groups can promote substance abuse prevention and encourage alternative sources of transportation. By encouraging our fellow citizens to make responsible choices, we can help save lives. My Administration is dedicated to strengthening efforts against drunk and drugged driving. We have partnered with communities across America to increase public awareness about this serious crime and prevent impaired drivers from putting themselves and others at risk. Through high-visibility enforcement operations, the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is helping discourage individuals from drinking and driving. To take drug-impaired drivers off the streets, the Office of National Drug Control Policy is working to give law enforcement officers the tools they need to detect when citizens are driving under the influence of drugs. During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and throughout the year, we are reminded of the importance of driving free from the influence of alcohol and drugs. By working together, we can make our Nation’s roadways safer for everyone. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PRESDOC 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 2007 as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. I urge all Americans to make responsible decisions and take appropriate measures to prevent drunk and drugged driving. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:20 Dec 03, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04DED1.SGM 04DED1 68470 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 4, 2007 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtysecond. [FR Doc. 07–5951 Filed 12–3–07; 11:08 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:20 Dec 03, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04DED1.SGM 04DED1 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PRESDOC Billing code 3195–01–P

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 4, 2007)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5951]



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The President





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Proclamation 8208--National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 
2007


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 4, 2007 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8208 of November 30, 2007

                
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention 
                Month, 2007

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Accidents related to drunk and drugged driving claim 
                the lives of thousands of Americans every year. During 
                National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month we 
                seek to raise awareness about the dangers of driving 
                under the influence of alcohol or drugs and encourage 
                citizens to drive responsibly.

                As a Nation, we must work together to prevent drunk and 
                drugged driving on our roads. We can all play an 
                important role by educating family members and friends 
                about the devastating consequences of impaired driving 
                and by insisting that they have a designated driver. 
                Businesses, community organizations, and faith-based 
                groups can promote substance abuse prevention and 
                encourage alternative sources of transportation. By 
                encouraging our fellow citizens to make responsible 
                choices, we can help save lives.

                My Administration is dedicated to strengthening efforts 
                against drunk and drugged driving. We have partnered 
                with communities across America to increase public 
                awareness about this serious crime and prevent impaired 
                drivers from putting themselves and others at risk. 
                Through high-visibility enforcement operations, the 
                Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic 
                Safety Administration is helping discourage individuals 
                from drinking and driving. To take drug-impaired 
                drivers off the streets, the Office of National Drug 
                Control Policy is working to give law enforcement 
                officers the tools they need to detect when citizens 
                are driving under the influence of drugs.

                During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention 
                Month and throughout the year, we are reminded of the 
                importance of driving free from the influence of 
                alcohol and drugs. By working together, we can make our 
                Nation's roadways 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 2007 as National 
                Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. I urge all 
                Americans to make responsible decisions and take 
                appropriate measures to prevent drunk and drugged 
                driving.

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

[FR Doc. 07-5951
Filed 12-3-07; 11:08 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P