The topic of conversation among members of the National Transportation Safety Board has been whether or not the legal limit for BAC should be lowered to .05%. As we know, the current legal limit is .08%, but the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending the limit be lowered to reduce deaths and injury caused by alcohol-related accidents.
This suggestion, however, might penalize those who act responsible on a daily basis. Sarah Longwell, managing director of American Beverage Institute, claims further restricting alcohol consumption does not “stop hardcore drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.” Another issue is the ratio of BAC to body weight among different body types. Many people could easily exceed the .05% threshold depending on their weight.
There are other reasons for people to drive irresponsibly without alcohol use. Narcotics and other drugs can also impair drivers and place others in danger. Being too tired or even speeding can put other motorists in an unsafe situation.… Read More