NTSB Recommends Lowering Blood Alcohol Threshold for Drivers

By QR Blog Editor 05-14-2013
Driving under the influence, Ralf Kleemann/ Shutterstock.com

Driving under the influence, Ralf Kleemann/ Shutterstock.com

The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend lowering the blood-alcohol content to legally drive from .08 to .05. While a American Beverage Institute spokesperson called the move "ludicrous," the NTSB has numbers to back them up. According to NBC News: 

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.

Read more HERE.

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