|Sponsor||Rep. Gerlach, Jim|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||November 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 841 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) on October 15, 2009.
H.Res. 841 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
o "High schools, colleges, universities, administrators, teachers, primary schools, and secondary schools to launch campus-wide educational campaigns to urge students to be careful about safety when driving;
o "National trucking firms to alert their drivers to be especially focused on driving safely during the heaviest traffic day of the year, and to publicize the importance of the day using Citizen's Band (CB) radios and in truck stops across the Nation;
o "Clergy to remind their members to travel safely when attending services and gatherings;
o "Law enforcement personnel to remind drivers and passengers to drive safer; and
o "All people of the United States to use this as an opportunity to educate themselves about the dangers of distracted driving and highway safety; and
• "Supports the designation of ‘Drive Safer Sunday'."
According to the resolution's findings, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the busiest highway traffic day of the year and would be appropriate to designate as "Drive Safer Sunday."