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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Isakson, Perdue Applaud Resolution Promoting Safe Driving at Thanksgiving

Isakson’s public service announcement urges drivers to use caution during holiday season

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., applauded the unanimous Senate passage of a resolution urging caution on roadways during the holiday season.

The resolution designates the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the nation’s busiest highway traffic day of the year, as “Drive Safer Sunday,” which falls this year on Nov. 26, 2017. It encourages everyone – from learning institutions, trucking firms, clergy and law enforcement – to promote safe driving habits and work together to help make roads safer for travelers.

“I appreciate the support shown by senators across the country to again remind drivers to approach the holiday season with caution on the roadways and help prevent potentially tragic accidents,” said Isakson. “We should all slow down, pay close attention to the road and take extra care when traveling, especially during the holidays. We thank the first responders, medical professionals and law enforcement who set aside their holiday time to help others.”

“As we approach one of the busiest travel times of the year, I’m grateful to my fellow senators for recognizing ‘Drive Safer Sunday,’” said Perdue. “Please slow down and be extra cautious when traveling to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. I wish all Georgians a happy and safe holiday season, and our thanks go out to law enforcement officers for all they do to keep us safe, especially during this time of the year.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that simply wearing a seat belt saves as many as 15,000 lives a year.

Isakson and Perdue were joined by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., in once again introducing the resolution.

Isakson released a public service announcement to help spread safe driving awareness during the holidays.

Media may download the public service announcement in video or in audio-only form.

Text of Isakson’s public service announcement is included below:

“With the holiday season approaching, traffic on the roads will be busier than ever. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is one of the most heavily trafficked days of the year.

“I’m Senator Johnny Isakson, and I encourage Georgians to ‘Drive Safer Sunday.’

“Please slow down, pay attention, and take extra care when traveling throughout the holiday season. You can help prevent a tragic accident or even save a life.

“I wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.”

Isakson, Perdue Introduce Resolution Promoting Safe Driving at Thanksgiving