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Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims the lives of thousands of Americans. During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, we recommit to preventing these incidents by acting responsibly and by promoting responsible behavior in those around us. Together, we can enhance public safety and work to ensure a happy, healthy life for all our people. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS During the holidays—a season that includes a spike in travel and celebrations that may include alcohol—and throughout the year, we must remain vigilant and aware of drivers that are distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drunk drivers kill more than 10,000 people annually, and about one-third of traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. Driving under the influence of drugs, an increasingly common occurrence, carries the same risks as drunk driving and is just as avoidable. And driving distracted, including while using a cell phone, can lead to tragic outcomes that are also preventable. Every American can play a role in reducing the frequency of these incidents by speaking out and warning others of the dangers associated with impaired driving, taking away the keys of would-be drivers they know to be intoxicated, and reminding drivers they are riding with to stay focused on the road and to limit distractions. It is also critical for drivers and passengers alike to wear seatbelts regardless of how far they are traveling. Across our Nation, State and local law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to prevent and respond to impaired driving. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, occurring from December 16, 2015, through January 1, 2016, seeks to raise awareness of the dangers associated with drunk and drugged driving and aims to prevent as many of these tragedies from occurring as possible. At the Federal level, my Administration remains committed to doing our part. This year, we released an updated National Drug Control Strategy, which aims to reduce drugged driving by encouraging States to enact drugged driving laws and improve efforts to identify these impaired drivers. We also continue to support the efforts of the tireless advocates working to stop drunk driving, and we will keep pushing to equip law enforcement with the tools needed to end and prevent incidents of impaired driving. For more information, visit www.Distraction.gov, www.NHTSA.gov/DriveSober, and www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP/ DruggedDriving. As we gather with friends and loved ones this month, I encourage all Americans to enjoy their time together responsibly. It is important to the health and safety of us all to plan ahead by designating a non-drinking driver, staying in place if impaired, and arranging for alternative means of transportation. During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, let us pledge to always drive sober and alert and to avoid distractions behind VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Dec 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03DED0.SGM 03DED0 75782 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 232 / Thursday, December 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents the wheel. Together, we can help ensure all our people are able to enjoy the holiday spirit and make memories with those they care about while safeguarding the well-being of everyone on the road. 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 2015 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. I urge all Americans to make responsible decisions and take appropriate measures to prevent impaired driving. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–30740 Filed 12–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Dec 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03DED0.SGM 03DED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 232

December 3, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9373--National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2015



Proclamation 9374--World AIDS Day, 2015


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Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 232 / Thursday, December 3, 2015 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9373 of November 30, 2015

                
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                No person should suffer the tragedy of losing someone 
                as a result of drunk, drugged, or distracted driving, 
                but for far too long the danger of impaired driving has 
                robbed people of the comfort of knowing that when they 
                or a loved one leaves home they will return safely. 
                Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers, and 
                pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims the lives 
                of thousands of Americans. During National Impaired 
                Driving Prevention Month, we recommit to preventing 
                these incidents by acting responsibly and by promoting 
                responsible behavior in those around us. Together, we 
                can enhance public safety and work to ensure a happy, 
                healthy life for all our people.

                During the holidays--a season that includes a spike in 
                travel and celebrations that may include alcohol--and 
                throughout the year, we must remain vigilant and aware 
                of drivers that are distracted or under the influence 
                of drugs or alcohol. Drunk drivers kill more than 
                10,000 people annually, and about one-third of traffic 
                deaths in the United States involve a driver with a 
                blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. 
                Driving under the influence of drugs, an increasingly 
                common occurrence, carries the same risks as drunk 
                driving and is just as avoidable. And driving 
                distracted, including while using a cell phone, can 
                lead to tragic outcomes that are also preventable. 
                Every American can play a role in reducing the 
                frequency of these incidents by speaking out and 
                warning others of the dangers associated with impaired 
                driving, taking away the keys of would-be drivers they 
                know to be intoxicated, and reminding drivers they are 
                riding with to stay focused on the road and to limit 
                distractions. It is also critical for drivers and 
                passengers alike to wear seatbelts regardless of how 
                far they are traveling.

                Across our Nation, State and local law enforcement 
                agencies are working tirelessly to prevent and respond 
                to impaired driving. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 
                campaign, occurring from December 16, 2015, through 
                January 1, 2016, seeks to raise awareness of the 
                dangers associated with drunk and drugged driving and 
                aims to prevent as many of these tragedies from 
                occurring as possible. At the Federal level, my 
                Administration remains committed to doing our part. 
                This year, we released an updated National Drug Control 
                Strategy, which aims to reduce drugged driving by 
                encouraging States to enact drugged driving laws and 
                improve efforts to identify these impaired drivers. We 
                also continue to support the efforts of the tireless 
                advocates working to stop drunk driving, and we will 
                keep pushing to equip law enforcement with the tools 
                needed to end and prevent incidents of impaired 
                driving. For more information, visit 
                www.Distraction.gov, www.NHTSA.gov/DriveSober, and 
                www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP/DruggedDriving.

                As we gather with friends and loved ones this month, I 
                encourage all Americans to enjoy their time together 
                responsibly. It is important to the health and safety 
                of us all to plan ahead by designating a non-drinking 
                driver, staying in place if impaired, and arranging for 
                alternative means of transportation. During National 
                Impaired Driving Prevention Month, let us pledge to 
                always drive sober and alert and to avoid distractions 
                behind

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                the wheel. Together, we can help ensure all our people 
                are able to enjoy the holiday spirit and make memories 
                with those they care about while safeguarding the well-
                being of everyone on the road.

                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 2015 as 
                National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. I urge all 
                Americans to make responsible decisions and take 
                appropriate measures to prevent impaired driving.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-30740
Filed 12-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P