National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2016, 87397-87398 [2016-29186]

Download as PDF 87397 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 232 Friday, December 2, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9547 of November 30, 2016 The President National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Driving drunk, drugged, or distracted poses a significant threat to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and all who share our roads. During the holiday season, incidents of impaired driving occur more frequently, and every December, we observe National Impaired Driving Prevention Month to highlight steps we can take to improve safety on our streets and raise awareness of these preventable dangers. Recently, the number of traffic crash fatalities caused by impaired driving has unfortunately increased—last year, preventable alcohol-related driving fatalities accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities. Consumption of alcohol by drivers, even those who are of legal drinking age, is highly dangerous, and drug use, including prescription drug use, can also harm judgment, perception, and the motor skills used when driving. Distracted driving—including eating, tending to passengers, and using a cell phone— can also be dangerous and is equally preventable. We can all do our part to keep our roads safe and prevent these tragedies. As passengers, we can reduce our interactions with drivers and lessen distractions. As friends and family members, we can look out for loved ones who may be drinking and help them get home safely. And as citizens, we can always call 911 to report any dangerous driving we observe. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS My Administration has worked to help Americans who struggle with substance use disorders and substance misuse, which can lead to incidents of drunk or drugged driving. We are also striving to give law enforcement officers the resources and support they need to combat impaired driving, and we must encourage the development of technologies like ignition interlock devices, which can prevent impaired individuals from getting behind the wheel. Through the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, States and communities across our country are working to increase road patrols and sobriety checkpoints, in addition to raising awareness and improving education on the dangers of impaired driving. You can learn more about what we are doing to prevent impaired driving by visiting www.WhiteHouse. gov/ONDCP/DruggedDriving, www.NHTSA.gov/DriveSober, and www.Distraction.gov. Whether encouraging parents to set a good example for their teen drivers or educating every driver on the dangers of unsafe driving, we must recommit to doing everything we can to prevent driving-related injuries and fatalities. This month, let us continue empowering drivers to make responsible decisions and educating the American people on ways they can help keep our roads safe and our futures bright. 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 2016 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. I urge all Americans to make responsible decisions and take appropriate measures to prevent impaired driving. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Dec 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02DED0.SGM 02DED0 87398 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2016 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfirst. [FR Doc. 2016–29186 Filed 12–1–16; 12:30 pm] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Dec 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02DED0.SGM 02DED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F7–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 232 (Friday, December 2, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-29186]



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Vol. 81

Friday,

No. 232

December 2, 2016

Part VII





The President





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Proclamation 9547--National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2016



Proclamation 9548--World AIDS Day, 2016



Proclamation 9549--To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States and for Other Purposes


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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 232 / Friday, December 2, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9547 of November 30, 2016

                
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Driving drunk, drugged, or distracted poses a 
                significant threat to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, 
                and all who share our roads. During the holiday season, 
                incidents of impaired driving occur more frequently, 
                and every December, we observe National Impaired 
                Driving Prevention Month to highlight steps we can take 
                to improve safety on our streets and raise awareness of 
                these preventable dangers.

                Recently, the number of traffic crash fatalities caused 
                by impaired driving has unfortunately increased--last 
                year, preventable alcohol-related driving fatalities 
                accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic 
                fatalities. Consumption of alcohol by drivers, even 
                those who are of legal drinking age, is highly 
                dangerous, and drug use, including prescription drug 
                use, can also harm judgment, perception, and the motor 
                skills used when driving. Distracted driving--including 
                eating, tending to passengers, and using a cell phone--
                can also be dangerous and is equally preventable.

                We can all do our part to keep our roads safe and 
                prevent these tragedies. As passengers, we can reduce 
                our interactions with drivers and lessen distractions. 
                As friends and family members, we can look out for 
                loved ones who may be drinking and help them get home 
                safely. And as citizens, we can always call 911 to 
                report any dangerous driving we observe.

                My Administration has worked to help Americans who 
                struggle with substance use disorders and substance 
                misuse, which can lead to incidents of drunk or drugged 
                driving. We are also striving to give law enforcement 
                officers the resources and support they need to combat 
                impaired driving, and we must encourage the development 
                of technologies like ignition interlock devices, which 
                can prevent impaired individuals from getting behind 
                the wheel. Through the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 
                campaign, States and communities across our country are 
                working to increase road patrols and sobriety 
                checkpoints, in addition to raising awareness and 
                improving education on the dangers of impaired driving. 
                You can learn more about what we are doing to prevent 
                impaired driving by visiting www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP/DruggedDriving DruggedDriving, www.NHTSA.gov/DriveSober, and 
                www.Distraction.gov.

                Whether encouraging parents to set a good example for 
                their teen drivers or educating every driver on the 
                dangers of unsafe driving, we must recommit to doing 
                everything we can to prevent driving-related injuries 
                and fatalities. This month, let us continue empowering 
                drivers to make responsible decisions and educating the 
                American people on ways they can help keep our roads 
                safe and our futures bright.

                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 2016 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 
                thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-29186
Filed 12-1-16; 12:30 pm]
Billing code 3295-F7-P