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Download as PDF 57533 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 232 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Title 3— Proclamation 9679 of November 30, 2017 The President National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On average, every 50 minutes, a person in the United States dies in a vehicle crash involving alcohol. We have seen too many lives cut short by impaired driving, and too many drivers continue to put themselves and others at risk every day. During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, we reemphasize that impaired driving is never acceptable. We recognize that we can eliminate impaired driving through our choices, and we pledge to make the right choice by driving sober. Forty years ago, alcohol was a factor in almost two-thirds of all traffic fatalities. Through the tireless efforts of States, communities, and advocacy organizations, we have made tremendous progress in reducing impaired driving and protecting the American people. Unfortunately, for the second consecutive year, we have seen an increase in the number of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities on America’s roadways. In 2016, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes, accounting for 28 percent of all traffic fatalities. We must reverse this trend. Drinking and driving affects all Americans. In 2012, 4.2 million adults reported having driven at least once within a 30-day span while impaired by alcohol. Driving while impaired, even after one drink, can dramatically change the lives of drivers, passengers, innocent bystanders, and their loved ones. My Administration is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of impaired driving and to eliminating it from our communities. Additionally, by reducing hundreds of harmful regulations, we are supporting our innovative American companies as they create new technology that can help us address impaired driving, from ride-hailing services to advanced vehicle technology. My Administration is also providing vital resources to law enforcement to support their efforts to keep our surroundings safe. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Ultimately, the responsibility for preventing impaired driving lies with each of us. We care for our loved ones when we keep them safe and prevent them taking the wheel after drinking alcohol. By taking action to educate our fellow Americans, through coordinated efforts with family, friends, neighbors, schools, churches, and community organizations, we can reduce deaths and accidents arising from impaired driving. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2017 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 18:23 Dec 04, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0 57534 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2017–26355 Filed 12–4–17; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Dec 04, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05DED0.SGM 05DED0 Trump.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 5, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26355]



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Vol. 82

Tuesday,

No. 232

December 5, 2017

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9679--National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2017



Proclamation 9680--World AIDS Day, 2017


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9679 of November 30, 2017

                
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On average, every 50 minutes, a person in the United 
                States dies in a vehicle crash involving alcohol. We 
                have seen too many lives cut short by impaired driving, 
                and too many drivers continue to put themselves and 
                others at risk every day. During National Impaired 
                Driving Prevention Month, we reemphasize that impaired 
                driving is never acceptable. We recognize that we can 
                eliminate impaired driving through our choices, and we 
                pledge to make the right choice by driving sober.

                Forty years ago, alcohol was a factor in almost two-
                thirds of all traffic fatalities. Through the tireless 
                efforts of States, communities, and advocacy 
                organizations, we have made tremendous progress in 
                reducing impaired driving and protecting the American 
                people. Unfortunately, for the second consecutive year, 
                we have seen an increase in the number of alcohol-
                impaired traffic fatalities on America's roadways. In 
                2016, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired 
                crashes, accounting for 28 percent of all traffic 
                fatalities. We must reverse this trend.

                Drinking and driving affects all Americans. In 2012, 
                4.2 million adults reported having driven at least once 
                within a 30-day span while impaired by alcohol. Driving 
                while impaired, even after one drink, can dramatically 
                change the lives of drivers, passengers, innocent 
                bystanders, and their loved ones. My Administration is 
                committed to raising awareness about the dangers of 
                impaired driving and to eliminating it from our 
                communities. Additionally, by reducing hundreds of 
                harmful regulations, we are supporting our innovative 
                American companies as they create new technology that 
                can help us address impaired driving, from ride-hailing 
                services to advanced vehicle technology. My 
                Administration is also providing vital resources to law 
                enforcement to support their efforts to keep our 
                surroundings safe.

                Ultimately, the responsibility for preventing impaired 
                driving lies with each of us. We care for our loved 
                ones when we keep them safe and prevent them taking the 
                wheel after drinking alcohol. By taking action to 
                educate our fellow Americans, through coordinated 
                efforts with family, friends, neighbors, schools, 
                churches, and community organizations, we can reduce 
                deaths and accidents arising from impaired driving.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2017 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 seventeen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2017-26355
 Filed 12-4-17; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P