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Vol. 79

Wednesday,

No. 232

December 3, 2014

Part V





The President





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Proclamation 9215--National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2014



Proclamation 9216--World AIDS Day, 2014


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 232 / Wednesday, December 3, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9215 of December 3, 2014

                
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                All Americans deserve to live long and full lives, and 
                every child should have the chance to seize his or her 
                future. But throughout our Nation, too many lives are 
                tragically cut short in traffic crashes involving 
                drunk, drugged, or distracted driving. Impaired driving 
                not only puts the driver at risk--it threatens the 
                lives of passengers and all others who share the road, 
                and every year it causes the deaths of thousands of 
                loved ones. This month, and especially during the 
                holiday season, we dedicate ourselves to driving safely 
                and responsibly, and to promoting these behaviors among 
                our family and friends.

                Alcohol and drugs can impair perception, judgment, 
                motor skills, and memory--the skills critical for safe 
                and responsible driving. And as mobile technology 
                becomes ubiquitous, the distractions of texting and 
                cell phone use continue to pose grave dangers on our 
                roadways. Deaths caused by impaired driving are 
                preventable and unacceptable, and my Administration is 
                taking action to reduce and eliminate them. We continue 
                to support the law enforcement officers who work to 
                keep us safe and decrease impaired driving. To help 
                save lives, States and local communities across our 
                Nation will participate in the national Drive Sober or 
                Get Pulled Over campaign from December 12 to January 1, 
                reminding all Americans of their important 
                responsibility.

                My Administration is striving to increase awareness of 
                the dangers and devastating consequences of impaired 
                driving in all its forms, especially the growing, but 
                often overlooked, problem of drugged driving. Illegal 
                drugs, as well as prescription and over-the-counter 
                medications, can be just as deadly on the road as 
                alcohol, and preventing drugged driving is a public 
                health imperative. As part of our 2014 National Drug 
                Control Strategy, we are working to support the data 
                collection that underlies evidence-based policy making, 
                strengthening the protections that keep drugged drivers 
                off the road, and helping bolster law enforcement 
                officials' ability to identify drug-impaired drivers.

                Reducing impaired driving and keeping our roadways safe 
                is everyone's responsibility. Parents and other caring 
                adults can play an important role in educating young 
                Americans about the dangers of impaired driving; adults 
                can model good practices while driving and can help new 
                drivers develop safe habits. This holiday season, all 
                Americans can drive responsibly and encourage their 
                loved ones to do the same, including by designating a 
                sober driver or making alternative transportation 
                arrangements. For more information, please visit 
                www.NHTSA.gov/DriveSober, www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP/DruggedDriving DruggedDriving, and www.Distraction.gov.

                During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, let 
                us resolve to do our part to keep our streets and 
                highways safe. Together, our actions can save lives.

                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 2014 as 
                National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. I urge all 
                Americans to

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                make responsible decisions and take appropriate 
                measures to prevent impaired driving.

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

[FR Doc. 2014-28554
Filed 12-2-14; 11:15 am]
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