Merry Christmas from all of us at CV Alliance! Our gift to you comes from President Barack Obama. He reminds us to hold loved ones dear.
“All Americans deserve to live long and full lives, and every child should have the chance to seize his or her future. But throughout our Nation, too many lives are tragically cut short in traffic crashes involving drunk, drugged or distracted driving. Impaired driving not only puts the driver at risk – it also threatens the lives of passengers and all others who share the road, and every year it causes the deaths of thousands of loved ones. This month, and especially during the holiday season, we dedicate ourselves to driving safely and responsibly, and to promoting these behaviors among our family and friends.
“Alcohol and drugs can impair perception, judgment, motor skills and memory – the skills critical for safe and responsible driving. And as mobile technology becomes ubiquitous, the distractions of texting and cellphone use continue to pose grave dangers on our roadways. Deaths caused by impaired driving are preventable and unacceptable, and my Administration is taking action to reduce and eliminate them. We continue to support the law enforcement officers who work to keep us safe and decrease impaired driving. To help save lives, States and local communities across our Nation will participate in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from Dec. 12 to Jan. 1, reminding all Americans of their important responsibility.
Reducing impaired driving and keeping our roadways safe is everyone’s responsibility. Parents and other caring adults can play an important role in educating young Americans about the dangers of impaired driving; adults can model good practices while driving and can help new drivers develop safe habits. This holiday season, all Americans can drive responsibly and encourage their loved ones to do the same, including by designating a sober driver or making alternative transportation arrangements. During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, let us resolve to do our part to keep our streets and highways safe. Together, our actions can save lives.”
Presidential proclamation, Nov. 29, 2014
And from CV Alliance: Remember – watch out for the other guy!
is the executive director of
CV Alliance located at
3131 Foothill Blvd. Suite D
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