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MADD Founder: Lowering Legal Alcohol Limit 'a Waste of Time'

The National Transportation Safety Board voted earlier this month to encourage states to lower their current blood alcohol content limits for drivers from .08 to .05 percent, saying the change would save lives.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving founder Candace Lightner, who led the successful national campaign in the 1980s to crack down on drunk driving after her daughter was killed in an alcohol-induced accident, doesn't support the proposal.

"I don't believe it is a practical long-term solution," Lightner told U.S. News. "You could go to 0.0 and that would save lives. You could go to a 40 mph speed limit and that would save lives, but you have to look at what's realistic."


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I started DAMM

"Drunks Against Mad Mothers". It's doing well it but it cannot compete with the name recognition of "MADD"

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Well, there's DDAMM too!


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.08 Is Already Too Low

When I was in drivers ed it was 1.0 and they told us basically one drink in your system is the limit. Now it's going to be 1/2 a drink? Crazy.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

The lower the limit gets, the

The lower the limit gets, the more police revenue generation there is.

There Is Such a Thing as an

There Is Such a Thing as an Acceptable Loss of Life in a Free Society