Nationwide: lower BAC level? We have bozo judges who order essays for those who kill while driving impaired…we need to enforce the laws we have!

Mercury News editorial: California should lower DUI alcohol level

San Jose Mercury News – ‎8 hours ago‎
Every hour in the United States, one person dies and three people suffer debilitating injuries from crashes involving drunk drivers. All told, that adds up to nearly 10,000 deaths and 30,000 serious injuries a year. It’s a tragic reality Americans don’t have to

NTSB backs lower blood alcohol limit for drivers

Chicago Tribune – ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top transportation safety agency voted on Tuesday to recommend a lower blood alcohol limit for drivers, advancing its campaign to cut down on drinking-related road deaths through a stricter definition of impairment.

Alcohol and traffic deaths

Baltimore Sun – ‎12 hours ago‎
The entire undergraduate student bodies of the Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Naval Academy combined. The population of Bel Air, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The average attendance at a Hershey Bears hockey game (the highest in the

Lifeloc Technologies Supports NTSB Alcohol Impaired Driving Recommendations

Houston Chronicle – ‎13 hours ago‎
Lifeloc Technologies encourages law makers to support the National Transportation Safety Board recommendation for lowering of the legal driving limit from .08 BAC to .05 BAC. Wheat Ridge, CO (PRWEB) May 16, 2013. The statistics are sobering or should

Not so fast on those stiffer proposed drunk driving limits

San Francisco Chronicle (blog) – ‎16 hours ago‎
Saying more needs to be done to combat DUI-related deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board wants states to reduce the legal limit that constitutes drunken driving from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. But don’t hold your breath — the board has no

Leave blood-alcohol rules up to states, GOP says

Politico – ‎18 hours ago‎
Republicans have a message for federal safety regulators who want to dramatically lower the legal alcohol limit for drivers: Washington needs to butt out. GOP leaders on Capitol Hill said the legal limit on blood-alcohol content should be left to state

Utah senator considers cutting state’s drunk driving threshold

Salt Lake Tribune – ‎May 15, 2013‎
Legislature » A key senator says Utah will seriously study feds’ advice to lower blood-alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05. By dawn house. and Steve Oberbeck. | The Salt Lake Tribune. First Published May 15 2013 05:17 pm • Last Updated May 16 2013 10:02 am

Restaurants Slam Bid to Fortify Drunk-Driving Rules

Wall Street Journal – ‎May 15, 2013‎
Restaurant groups on Wednesday criticized a recommendation that states adopt a stricter threshold for legal blood-alcohol levels in automobile drivers, arguing that such a move would hurt the industry without significantly improving safety. The National

Drunk driving: Why is MADD among critics of lower alcohol limit? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor – ‎May 15, 2013‎
Enlarge. On its surface, the recommendation seems simple: reduce the legal limit for blood-alcohol content (BAC), and drunken-driving fatalities will fall, too. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. How much do you know about gas prices? Take our quiz!

Federal officials push for lowering DUI limit

MSNBC – ‎May 15, 2013‎
The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to drop the current blood alcohol level threshold for drunk driving from .08 to .05—a drop of more than a third that has received criticism from restaurant owners. Generally, it takes about three drinks for a

To Combat Drunk Driving, NTSB Wants Tougher Blood-Alcohol Limits

Washington Post – ‎May 15, 2013‎
Seeking to toughen the allowable alcohol limit for drivers, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling on states to lower the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) to 0.05 or lower from the current 0.08. The intent behind the proposed new standard

Will Arresting People Who Aren’t Very Drunk Reduce Drunk-Driving Fatalities?

Slate Magazine (blog) – ‎May 15, 2013‎
Crime is Slate’s crime blog. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @slatecrime. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a report offering several recommendations on how to reduce drunk driving in the United States. The most

.05 percent DUI proposal: ‘Ludicrous,’ ‘ridiculous,’ ‘overboard’ — and some

San Jose Mercury News – ‎May 15, 2013‎
A federal proposal to lower the drunken driving threshold was met with lukewarm enthusiasm from safety groups and concerns from the beverage industry that the government is going too far. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday voted to

Federal agency says lowering legal limit could cut DUI deaths

Baltimore Sun – ‎May 15, 2013‎
Even moderate drinking before driving could become illegal if a federal safety panel’s recommendation Tuesday is enacted eventually by the states. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that states cut their thresholds for drunken driving by

NTSB to states: Lower drunken-driving thresholds – Newsday

Newsday – ‎May 15, 2013‎
WASHINGTON – With drunken driving still a stubborn national problem that accounts for one-third of all traffic deaths, federal safety regulators Tuesday called on states to take a dramatic step: lower the legal limit for drivers’ blood-alcohol content from 0.08

Safety Board Recommends Defining Legally Drunk With Lower Blood Alcohol

TIME – ‎May 15, 2013‎
The government wants to drop the blood alcohol limit for being legally drunk in order to avoid drunk driving fatalities. Currently, any driver found with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or more is considered unfit to be behind the wheel, and can be arrested.

US wants tougher drunk driving rule

Business Standard – ‎May 15, 2013‎
The US government wants states to crack down more on people driving under the influence of alcohol by lowering the permitted blood-alcohol limit. It is now at 0.8 gram of alcohol per liter of blood. The National Transportation Safety Board said yesterday it

NTSB calls for states to lower DUI limit to 0.05 – – ‎May 15, 2013‎
With drunken driving still a national problem that accounts for one-third of all traffic deaths, federal safety regulators Tuesday called on states to take a dramatic step: Lower the legal limit for drivers’ blood-alcohol content to the level of a single dry martini.

Safety board’s call to lower blood alcohol limit for drivers stokes criticism

Kansas City Star – ‎May 14, 2013‎
The beer that turns out to be “one too many” could soon be the one before that. Order Reprints. File photo by Jill Toyoshiba The National Transportation Safety Board’s call for a lower blood alcohol limit is only a recommendation, but there is precedent for

States Urged to Cut Limit on Alcohol for Drivers

New York Times – ‎May 14, 2013‎
WASHINGTON — Thousands of people are killed or injured every year by drivers who have not reached the legal standard for being drunk but who have a reduced ability to see, make decisions or operate a vehicle, the National Transportation Safety Board

MADD against legal limit drop

Boston Herald – ‎May 14, 2013‎
The Bay State chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving isn’t backing a federal proposal to lower the legal blood-alcohol limit from .08 to .05, saying there are better ways to make the roads safer. “We believe right now, we ought to just maintain the .08

0.05 may be the next threshold for drunken driving

Dallas Morning News – ‎May 14, 2013‎
Dallas police officers conduct a traffic stop before arresting the occupants for outstanding warrants in the Pleasant Grove area. The car was pulled over as it had expired registration, the driver was also found drinking a beer. The Dallas Morning News

NTSB urges stricter curbs on drunken driving – ‎May 14, 2013‎
WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board recommended Tuesday that states lower their threshold for drunken driving with the goal of reducing alcohol-related fatal crashes, which have held steady for much of the past 15 years. The board

New Threshold Urged on Drunken Driving

Wall Street Journal – ‎May 14, 2013‎
Federal transportation-safety officials Tuesday proposed nearly halving drivers’ legal blood-alcohol limit to reduce alcohol-related traffic accidents, a move that would mean more drivers could be cited for drinking as little as one beer or glass of wine.

One drink DUI? Feds want lower threshold for drunk driving

Fox News – ‎May 14, 2013‎
WASHINGTON – A federal agency is proposing that states lower the threshold for drunken driving to the point where a woman could be charged for driving after one drink and a man after two in a move officials say would save thousands of lives. The National

NTSB calls for new drunk driving definition – ‎May 14, 2013‎
The National Transportation Safety Board is advising states to lower the Blood Alcohol Level that defines drunk driving from .08 to .05, which they say is the level at which many drivers’ vision can be affected. NBC’s Tom Costello reports. Share This: facebook

Feds float lower DWI limit; some say it will reduce fatalities, others say it’s a

Newsday – ‎May 14, 2013‎
One drink for a 120 pound woman, two drinks for a 160 pound man. That’s all it would take to be considered legally drunk under a new federal recommendation to lower the driving while intoxicated blood-alcohol limit from .08 percent to .05 percent.

Tougher drunk-driving threshold proposed to reduce traffic deaths

CNN – ‎May 14, 2013‎
Washington (CNN) — A common benchmark in the United States for determining when a driver is legally drunk is not doing enough to prevent alcohol-related crashes that kill about 10,000 people each year and should be made more restrictive, transportation

Cutting U.S. Drunken-Driving Limit to .05 Not Backed by MADD

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎May 14, 2013‎
(Updates with opposition to proposal in second paragraph.) May 14 (Bloomberg) — A National Transportation Safety Board recommendation for states to lower the definition of drunken driving to a blood-alcohol reading of no more than .05 percent failed to

NTSB Wants to Toughen Alcohol Limits for Drivers

ABC News – ‎May 14, 2013‎
A leading government safety entity is calling on the U.S. to lower the allowable blood alcohol level for drivers by 35 percent. The board of the National Transportation Safety Board this morning recommended that the blood alcohol content, or BAC, from .08