National impaired driving prevention month

President Barack Obama, recently issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring December, ‘National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.’ In the proclamation, President Obama urges citizens to use caution when driving and to be sure to be sober, drug free and safe on the road.


“My Administration is dedicated to strengthening efforts against drunk, drugged, and distracted driving. To lead by example, we have implemented a nationwide ban prohibiting Federal employees from texting while driving on Government business or when using a Government device. This holiday season, the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also sponsoring the campaign, “Drunk Driving: Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” Thousands of police departments and law enforcement agencies across the Nation will redouble their efforts to ensure impaired drivers are detected and appropriate action is taken. Additionally, the Office of National Drug Control Policy is working with Federal agencies to raise public awareness about the high prevalence of drugged driving in our country, and to provide resources for parents of new drivers about how to talk to their children about drugs.”

Read the full proclamation here.

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