Prez: December is National Impaired Driving Month

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez.

Great news from the Administration: December is once again National Impaired Driving Month.  Announced in a Presidential Proclaimation, President Obama added distracted driving to the list of holiday dangers (the others being drunk driving and drugged driving), an initiative that we can all support.  Quoth the President:

This National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, we must also draw attention to the dangers of distracted driving, including using electronic equipment or texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle.  When people take their attention away from the road to answer a call, respond to a message, or use a device, they put themselves and others at risk.  Distracted driving is a serious, life threatening practice, and I encourage everyone to visit Distraction.gov to learn how to prevent distracted driving.

This holiday season, the Distracted Driving Safety Alliance encourages everybody to use their electronic devices in a responsible manner to help put an end to distracted driving.

For more information, check out the entire proclaimation at the White House website.

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