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Agreed to Senate (10/17/2002)

[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[S. Res. 266 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

  2d Session
S. RES. 266

 Designating October 10, 2002, as ``Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day''.



                 May 13 (legislative day, May 9), 2002

Mr. Roberts (for himself, Mr. Brownback, Mr. DeWine, Mr. Feingold, Mr. 
   Bingaman, Mr. Helms, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Murkowski, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. 
Feinstein, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Miller, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Frist, Mr. Breaux, 
    Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Voinovich, and Mr. Jeffords) submitted the 
   following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the 

                            October 17, 2002

             Committee discharged; considered and agreed to



 Designating October 10, 2002, as ``Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day''.

Whereas traffic fatalities needlessly claim the lives of more than 40,000 
        Americans each year;
Whereas traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States for 
        people ages 6 to 28 years;
Whereas 63 percent of those killed in traffic crashes are not wearing safety 
Whereas roadside hazards, substandard road conditions, and obsolete roadway 
        designs contribute to more than 15,000 highway deaths annually--nearly 
        \1/3\ of all fatal crashes;
Whereas more than 3,000,000 people are injured in traffic crashes in the United 
        States each year;
Whereas there are more than 6,000,000 nonfatal traffic crashes in the United 
        States each year;
Whereas deaths and injuries on highways in the United States cost society more 
        than $230,000,000,000 annually;
Whereas approximately 4,900 pedestrians and 750 bicyclists are killed annually 
        in traffic related crashes;
Whereas safer driving behaviors through the use of seat belts, not drinking and 
        driving, and obeying traffic laws need to be encouraged;
Whereas use of simple, cost-effective roadway safety improvements such as all 
        weather signing and marking, traffic signals, skid resistant pavements, 
        and removal of roadside hazards would greatly reduce crashes;
Whereas continued development of ever-safer vehicles, protective equipment, and 
        roadways would reduce traffic-related fatalities and injuries; and
Whereas cooperation between Federal, State, and local governments, private 
        companies, and associations is essential to increasing highway safety: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) designates October 10, 2002, as ``Put the Brakes on 
        Fatalities Day''; and
            (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation urging 
        the people of the United States and interested groups to 
        encourage safe driving and other roadway use.