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Federal Agency Suggests Lowering Blood-Alcohol Level for DUI

Posted on May 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board voted Tuesday to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content (BAC) level that constitutes drunk driving from 0.08% to 0.05%, a 40% difference in BAC.

All 50 U.S. states now have a BAC limit of 0.08% for drivers aged 21 and over and younger drivers are held to stricter standards.

The NTSB has no authority to change the state laws but its backing of the lower limit could add pressure on regulators to adopt the 0.05% rule.

Source: Reuters

Related Topics: drunk driving, National Transportation Safety Board, state regulations

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