Summary: S.Res.617 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (11/17/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Designates November 27, 2016, as Drive Safer Sunday.


  • schools, universities, administrators, and teachers to launch campaigns to urge students to focus on safety when driving;
  • national trucking firms to alert their drivers to be especially focused on driving safely on the Sunday after Thanksgiving;
  • clergies to remind their congregations to travel safely when attending services and gatherings;
  • law enforcement personnel to remind drivers and passengers to drive safely, particularly on the Sunday after Thanksgiving;
  • motorists to always drive safely; and
  • people to understand the importance of wearing a seat belt and to use the Sunday after Thanksgiving as an opportunity to educate themselves about highway safety.