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S.Res. 319 (114th): A resolution designating November 29, 2015, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 19, 2015 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).


III

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 319

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 19, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Coons) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Designating November 29, 2015, as Drive Safer Sunday.

Whereas motor vehicle travel is the primary means of transportation in the United States;

Whereas every individual traveling on the roads and highways needs to drive in a safer manner to reduce deaths and injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents;

Whereas according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wearing a seat belt saves as many as 15,000 lives each year; and

Whereas the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the busiest highway traffic day of the year: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

encourages—

(A)

high schools, colleges, universities, administrators, teachers, primary schools, and secondary schools to launch campus-wide educational campaigns to urge students to focus on safety when driving;

(B)

national trucking firms to alert their drivers to be especially focused on driving safely on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and to publicize the importance of the day through use of the Citizens Band Radio Service and at truck stops across the United States;

(C)

clergies to remind their congregations to travel safely when attending services and gatherings;

(D)

law enforcement personnel to remind drivers and passengers to drive safely, particularly on the Sunday after Thanksgiving;

(E)

motorists to drive safely, not just during the holiday season, but every time they get behind the wheel; and

(F)

all people of the United States to understand the life-saving importance of wearing a seat belt and to use the Sunday after Thanksgiving as an opportunity to educate themselves about highway safety; and

(2)

designates November 29, 2015, as Drive Safer Sunday.