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S.Res. 699 (115th): A resolution designating November 25, 2018, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Nov 15, 2018 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).


III

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 699

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 15, 2018

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

RESOLUTION

Designating November 25, 2018, as Drive Safer Sunday.

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

Whereas every individual traveling on roads and highways should drive in a safe manner so as 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—

(i)

to alert employee drivers to be especially focused on driving safely on the Sunday after Thanksgiving; and

(ii)

to publicize the importance of driving safely on the Sunday after Thanksgiving on the Citizens Band Radio Service and at truck stops across the United States;

(C)

clergies to remind 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 during the holiday season and throughout the rest of the year; and

(F)

the people of the United States—

(i)

to understand the life-saving importance of wearing a seat belt; and

(ii)

to educate themselves about highway safety; and

(2)

designates November 25, 2018, as ‘‘Drive Safer Sunday’’.