MADD Founder: Lowering Legal Alcohol Limit 'a Waste of Time'Submitted by PaulFanDC on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 19:51
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."