REDUCING THE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT FROM .08 TO .05

Picture of driver drinking while behind the wheel

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has found an
increase in vehicular deaths — rising to 37,461 in 2016. According to NHTSA, that is a
5.6% increase.

NHTSA estimates that there are in excess of 10,000 deaths per year attributed to alcohol impairment. These fatalities have been determined wholly “preventable”. Now safety experts are recommending a reduction of the legal blood alcohol concentration from .08 to .05. Currently, all states have a .08 threshold. Each and every day, our office seeks justice for those families harmed by drunk drivers.

The reduction in the legal limit of alcohol could reduce these tragedies.
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