Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How Low Can You Go - NTSB Contemplates Lowering DUI From 0.08 to 0.05

For almost a decade, the legal blood alcohol level for DUI cases has been 0.08.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now recommending that the level be reduced to 0.05 claiming that this decrease would reduce alcohol related crashes by fifty (50) percent.  The NTSB Chairman was quoted as saying, "This is critical because impaired driving remains one of the biggest killers in the United States."