NTSB Suggests States Lower Blood Alcohol Content Limit for DUI


By Ellis Eskew

 The National Transportation Safety Board votes to suggest states lower blood alcohol content limit from .08 to .05.
Officials say by  lowering the standard, it will help save lives since about 10-thousand people die each year in alcohol-related car crashes.
Also, the board suggested that penalties for first and repeat offenders be increased.

We asked some of you for your thoughts on the issue on our Alabama News Network Facebook page.

Greg N Amber says, "Yes it needs to be lowered you would be surprised at the folks that's let go from traffic stops that blow between .05 and .08."
Wanda Parrish says, "just leave it alone."

Chris Murchison says "I think it needs to be lowered If you're going to drink then make a decision not to drive. It's that simple"

Michael McLendon says, "Instead of lowering the BAC, how about come up with a road side test for drug users? Leave the taxpayers who have a beer with their dinner alone."

The NTSB can make no changes to the law. The board can only make recommendations.



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