Last week by Proclamation, President Barack Obama named December 2015 to be “National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.”
In the Proclamation, the President stated that “no person should suffer the tragedy of losing someone as a result of drunk, drugged, or distracted driving….” He also notes that “about one-third of traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.”
He further states “Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims the lives of thousands of Americans. During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, we recommit to preventing these incidents by acting responsibly and by promoting responsible behavior in those around us.”
According to this week’s report from the Nevada Department of Transportation, there have been 296 fatalities on Nevada roads this year compared with 271 at this point last year. Clark County traffic fatalities are currently 177 in 2015 vs. 158 in 2014.
Please enjoy a safe holiday season.