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Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 May 14, 2013
NTSB recommends lowering blood alcohol level that constitutes drunken driving
By Tom Costello, Correspondent, NBC News
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving.
Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to have a BAC level of .08 or above, he or she is subject to arrest and prosecution.
The NTSB recommends dropping that to a BAC level of .05.
Each year, nearly 10,000 people die in alcohol-related traffic accidents and 170,000 are injured, according to the NTSB. While that’s a big improvement from the 20,000 who died in alcohol-related accidents 30 years ago, it remains a consistent threat to public safety.
Studies show that each year, roughly 4 million people admit to driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The recommendation prompted immediate criticism from restaurant trade groups.
"This recommendation is ludicrous," said Sarah Longwell, managing director of American Beverage Institute. "Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior.
"Further restricting the moderate consumption of alcohol by responsible adults prior to driving does nothing to stop hardcore drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel."
The United States, Canada and Iraq are among a small handful of countries that have set the BAC level at .08. Most countries in Europe, including Russia, most of South America and Australia, have set BAC levels at .05 to constitute drunken driving.
When Australia dropped its BAC level from .08 to .05, provinces reported a 5-18 percent drop in traffic fatalities.
The NTSB reports that at .05 BAC, some drivers begin having difficulties with depth perception and other visual functions. At .07, cognitive abilities become impaired.
At .05 BAC, the risk of having an accident increases by 39 percent. At .08 BAC, the risk of having an accident increases by more than 100 percent.
The NTSB believes that if all 50 states changed their standard to .05, nearly 1,000 lives could be saved each year. It is also considering other steps to help bring down the death rates on America’s roads.
The NTSB is an investigative agency that advocates on behalf of safety issues. It has no legal authority to order any change to state or federal law. It would be up to individual states whether to accept the NTSB’s recommendation, and up to the Department of Transportation whether to endorse the recommendations.
The last move from .10 to .08 BAC levels took 21 years for each state to implement.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/14/18...
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 May 14, 2013
Not sure what you're griping about unless your Hilliard McDonald's serves alcohol with your Happy Meal.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#3 May 14, 2013
just saying wrote:
Not sure what you're griping about unless your Hilliard McDonald's serves alcohol with your Happy Meal.
Why do I imagine I can can count all your teeth with the fingers of one hand?
hey now the beloved

Columbus, OH

#4 May 14, 2013
The NTSB should seek the ejection of spixicans from the country . Dirty spixicans are always driving drunk.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 May 14, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Why do I imagine I can can count all your teeth with the fingers of one hand?
Geez, do you have 32 fingers on one hand? How many on the other?

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#6 May 14, 2013
just saying wrote:
<quoted text>
Geez, do you have 32 fingers on one hand? How many on the other?
My guess is you have three teeth after having the rest deservedly knocked out.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 May 14, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>My guess is you have three teeth after having the rest deservedly knocked out.
You have guessed unwisely, asshopper.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#8 May 14, 2013
The National Motorists Association presents a comprehensive look at DUI enforcement --

http://www.motorists.org/dui/

All motorists who value the freedom of the road should belong to this national lobbying organization, which is best-known for leading the fight to repeal the double nickel.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#9 May 14, 2013
It's what the levels are, in Europe.

Most of the DUI problems are because bars are restricted via zoning, you can't often walk to a bar.

Well, of course the real reason is personal responsibility.

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