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S.J.Res. 350 (100th): A joint resolution designating Labor Day Weekend, September 3-5, 1988, as “National Drive for Life Weekend.”


The text of the resolution below is as of Aug 16, 1988 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 100-397—AUG. 16,1988                                 102 STAT. 983

Public Law 100-897
100th Congress
                            Joint Resolution
Designating Labor Day Weekend, September 3-5, 1988, as "National Drive for Life   Aug. 16, 1988
                                 Weekend".                                        [S.J. Res. 350]

Whereas drunk-driving is the most frequently committed crime in
 the United States, with arrests for driving while intoxicated
 totalling more than three times the number of arrests for all
 violent crimes combined;
Whereas one individual in the United States was killed every 22
 minutes in a drunk-driving related crash in 1987, an average of 65
 individuals each day;
Whereas approximately 23,632 individuals were killed in the United
 States in drunk-driving related crashes in 1987;
Whereas two out of every five individuals in the United States will
 be involved in a drunk-driving related crash at some point in their
 lives;
Whereas the estimates of the economic costs of drunk-driving in the
 United States are as high as $24 billion;
Whereas on October 24, 1987, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and
 Volkswagen United States, Inc., sponsored the first annual
 National Drive for Life day;
Whereas Drive for Life is a public awareness campaign which asks
 all Americans to pledge not to drink and drive on the Drive for
 Life day and thereby demonstrate a commitment to reduce signifi-
 cantly the tragedies of drunk-driving, and which serves to educate
 the public about the dangers of drunk-driving;
Whereas on the first annual National Drive for Life day, the toll of
 individuals killed in drunk-driving related crashes in the United
 States was 27.5 percent lower than the average number of deaths
 due to drunk-driving related crashes on an average Autumn
 Saturday in 1986, reflecting the success of this campaign;
Whereas the first annual National Drive for Life campaign featured
 endorsements from Nancy Reagan and other prominent public
 officials; and
Whereas the second annual National Drive for Life day will occur
 on September 3, 1988, the Saturday of the Labor Day Weekend,
 when drunk-driving related crashes are traditionally at their
 peak: Now, therefore, be it

102 STAT. 984 PUBLIC LAW 100-397—AUG. 16,1988 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Labor Day Week- end beginning on September 3, 1988, is designated as "National Drive for Life Weekend". The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe that weekend with a pledge to not drink and drive and other appropriate activities. Approved August 16, 1988. LEGISLATIVE fflSTORY—S.J. Res. 350 (H.J. Res. 592): CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Aug. 8, considered and passed Senate. Aug. 9, H.J. Res. 592 considered and passed House; proceedings vacated and S.J. Res. 350 passed in lieu.