WHEREAS, traffic accidents generally occur with greater frequency during Holiday Seasons than at other times of the year; and

WHEREAS, during December, 1958, as a result of a special statewide Holiday Safety Campaign, there was a marked reduction in traffic deaths and injuries, although 4 persons lost their lives and 148 were injured in needless traffic accidents during the period; and

WHEREAS, the present Holiday Season can be blessed with an ever-diminishing number of traffic accidents and their attendant casualties through the proper understanding and cooperation of drivers and pedestrians; now,

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the period from December 18, 1959, through January 3, 1960, as


in Delaware, and call upon everyone to participate by using more than usual care in observing traffic regulations, while driving or on foot, and by setting an example for other highway users in courtesy and consideration in the true spirit of this festive season; and

FURTHER, I call upon the people of Delaware to support and cooperate fully with all state, county and local safety officials in their accident-prevention efforts; and

FURTHER, I call upon all county and municipal officials to join forces with State agencies in an all-out traffic law enforcement program to be particularly applicable to minority of careless and indifferent persons who fail to comply voluntarily with the safety regulations designed for the protection of all; and

FURTHER, I call upon all public information media; and upon all organizations--religious, educational, civic, patriotic and business groups--to participate in every possible way to insure safety on our streets and highways during this Holiday Season.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State