National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month:
- a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. According to the NHTSA alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually and in 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes.
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Human Rights Day:
December 10th. To commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. President Truman issued Presidential Proclamation 2866 designating December 10, 1949 and all succeeding December 10ths as United Nations Human Rights Day. In 1958 President Eisenhower issued the first proclamation for Human Rights Week. This proclamation commemorated the 167th signing of the Bill of Rights as well as the 10th anniversary of the proclamation of the UDHR and the president called upon the citizens of the United States to reread and study both of these documents.