Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick


Whereas Distracted driving results in thousands of deaths each year in the United States, it is an important public safety issue that needs attention; and

Whereas The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys has committed to recruit its members to volunteer to help educate Massachusetts young people about the dangers of distracted driving; and

Whereas Developing a culture in which young people and older people direct full attention to driving will make Massachusetts’ roads safer for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim February 4, 2013 to be,


And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this twenty fifth day of January, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts