The holiday season is officially upon us, and while this is a time of year when folks look forward to gathering with family and friends, it is a time when the increased number of travelers on the highways and interstates presents many opportunities for dangerous or fatal accidents.  Sadly, what is intended to be a joyous time of fellowship and blessings can turn tragic.

As a father and a grandfather, I share the concern families have when their loved ones are traveling on the road, and my heart goes out to any family who has suffered an untimely loss as a result of a traffic accident.

Statistics show that the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the busiest highway traffic day of the year, and as a way of raising awareness about driver safety, I introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate designating Sunday, November 26, 2006, as “Drive Safer Sunday.