Push to save lives with stricter blood alcohol limits
Wed, 15 May 2013 19:31:13 GMT —
The National Transportation Safety Board made 19 recommendations Tuesday to combat the drunk driving problem in the United States.
One of the recommendations was for all 50 states to adopt a new Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.05 rather than 0.08.
Officials with the NTSB say there are 10,000 deaths each year because of people drinking and driving and they believe this change will lower that national average. They also this is simply a recommendation and states can choose whether or not they want to adopt the change but they have already gotten feedback from various states that are thinking about making the cut.
However, FOX 31 spoke to several Southwest Georgians that don't think this change will stop drunk driving. Many people said they believe the change will cause more people to be put in jail for a D.U.I but they say if people want to drink and drive they're going to do it anyway.