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Download as PDF Vol. 78 Thursday, No. 234 December 5, 2013 Part IV The President sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES Proclamation 9065—National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2013 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0 73375 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 234 Thursday, December 5, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 9065 of November 29, 2013 The President National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During the holiday season, Americans join with family, friends, and neighbors to take part in longstanding traditions. For some, those celebrations are tempered by the absence of loved ones taken too soon in traffic crashes involving drugs or alcohol, or caused by distracted driving. During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, we dedicate ourselves to saving lives and eliminating drunk, drugged, and distracted driving. Impaired drivers are involved in nearly one-third of all deaths from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, taking almost 30 lives each day. This is unacceptable. My Administration is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, improving screening methods, and ensuring law enforcement has the tools and training to decrease drunk and drugged driving. We are designing effective, targeted prevention programs, and are working to curtail all forms of distracted driving, including texting and cell phone use. To keep the American people safe this holiday season, law enforcement across our Nation will participate in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from December 13 to January 1. This initiative increases enforcement and reminds us all to consider the consequences of impaired driving. Everyone has a role to play in keeping our roads safe—from parents, schools, and businesses to faith-based and community organizations. Together, we can teach young people, friends, and fellow citizens how to avoid a crash brought on by impaired driving. I encourage all Americans to designate a non-drinking driver, plan ahead for alternative transportation, or make arrangements to stay with family and friends before consuming alcohol. Americans should also know what precautions to take if using over-thecounter or prescription medication. For more information, please visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP and www.NHTSA.gov/Impaired. This month and always, let every American drive sober, buckle-up, and avoid distractions while driving. If we take these actions and encourage those around us to do the same, we will save thousands of lives and keep thousands of families whole. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 2013 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. I urge all Americans to make responsible decisions and take appropriate measures to prevent impaired driving. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0 73376 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth. [FR Doc. 2013–29266 Filed 12–4–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES Billing code 3295–F4

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Vol. 78

Thursday,

No. 234

December 5, 2013

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9065--National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2013


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9065 of November 29, 2013

                
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During the holiday season, Americans join with family, 
                friends, and neighbors to take part in longstanding 
                traditions. For some, those celebrations are tempered 
                by the absence of loved ones taken too soon in traffic 
                crashes involving drugs or alcohol, or caused by 
                distracted driving. During National Impaired Driving 
                Prevention Month, we dedicate ourselves to saving lives 
                and eliminating drunk, drugged, and distracted driving.

                Impaired drivers are involved in nearly one-third of 
                all deaths from motor vehicle crashes in the United 
                States, taking almost 30 lives each day. This is 
                unacceptable. My Administration is committed to raising 
                awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, 
                improving screening methods, and ensuring law 
                enforcement has the tools and training to decrease 
                drunk and drugged driving. We are designing effective, 
                targeted prevention programs, and are working to 
                curtail all forms of distracted driving, including 
                texting and cell phone use. To keep the American people 
                safe this holiday season, law enforcement across our 
                Nation will participate in the national Drive Sober or 
                Get Pulled Over campaign from December 13 to January 1. 
                This initiative increases enforcement and reminds us 
                all to consider the consequences of impaired driving.

                Everyone has a role to play in keeping our roads safe--
                from parents, schools, and businesses to faith-based 
                and community organizations. Together, we can teach 
                young people, friends, and fellow citizens how to avoid 
                a crash brought on by impaired driving. I encourage all 
                Americans to designate a non-drinking driver, plan 
                ahead for alternative transportation, or make 
                arrangements to stay with family and friends before 
                consuming alcohol. Americans should also know what 
                precautions to take if using over-the-counter or 
                prescription medication. For more information, please 
                visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP and www.NHTSA.gov/Impaired Impaired.

                This month and always, let every American drive sober, 
                buckle-up, and avoid distractions while driving. If we 
                take these actions and encourage those around us to do 
                the same, we will save thousands of lives and keep 
                thousands of families whole.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim December 2013 as 
                National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. I urge all 
                Americans to make responsible decisions and take 
                appropriate measures to prevent impaired driving.

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

[FR Doc. 2013-29266
Filed 12-4-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4