Feds Want To Lower Limits and Criminalize Alcohol ConsumptionSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:14
Feds Want To Lower Limits and Criminalize Alcohol Consumption
May 20, 2013
All 50 states have adopted a legal limit of 0.08 percent.
In a move proponents believe will have no measurable effect on public safety, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging state governments to lower the allowable limits for drivers from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent, a move it says will reduce fatalities caused by drunk drivers. Even MADD, the most vocal anti-drunk driving group in the world, would rather pursue other options.
Currently, all 50 states have adopted a legal limit of 0.08 percent. Alcohol-related traffic fatalities have dropped from 21,098 in 1985 to 10,000 in 2011, but NTSB says progress has stalled. “There are at least 10,000 reasons to tackle this issue,” said Deborah A. P. Hersman, the chairwoman of the board.