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Local officials urged to join drunk driving awareness week.

Local officials are urged to join the challenge to reduce the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths and injuries during the upcoming National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week.

President Bush has designated December 7 to 13 as the tenth annual such event, and municipal leaders are encouraged to issue their own proclamations in support of those promulgated at the federal and state levels.

The U.S. Department of Transportation, which is coordinating the event nationally, has prepared a resource kit with sample editorials and public service announcements, camera-ready artwork, recipes for alcohol-free "mocktails" and examples of activities conducted by states and localities during last year's campaign.

City officials should coordinate activities with other community leaders, interested citizens, civic groups, law enforcement and the business, education, and health communities.

As the media has been largely responsible for the success of previous National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Weeks, it is critical that municipal officials work with their local newspapers and radio and television stations to ensure that appropriate articles and public service announcements are run.

Officials are encouraged to hold centrally located news conferences and distribute material.
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Title Annotation:National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week
Author:Turner, Laura
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 25, 1991
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