NTSB Recommends Lowering BAC


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released new recommendations for reducing alcohol-related crashes nationwide. Among them are to reduce the blood-alcohol content (BAC) from 0.08 to 0.05, swiftly confiscate licenses from drivers who exceed the BAC and mandate ignition locking devices for all first-time offenders. Approximately 31% of all fatal accidents are alcohol-related, and an estimated 10,000 people die every year in alcohol-related crashes. Lowing the BAC from 0.15 to 0.08 significantly reduced the number of alcohol-related fatalities between 1982 and 2012. The NTSB estimates that reducing the BAC to 0.05 would save an additional 500-800 lives each year.

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