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Should The National Impairment Level Be Lowered From .08? The NTSB Says "Yes"

Posted Scott B. Cooper on May 16, 2013 in News

Posted on May 16, 2013

Does impairment to drive occur well before the .08 level?  Will lowering the impairment level result in less Pennsylvania car accidents and Pennsylvania wrongful death claims?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants state legislatures to drop the measure from the current blood alcohol level of .08 to .05, about that caused by a dry martini or two beers in a 160-pound person.  The .08 standard might allow the same person to drive legally after two beers or a couple of margaritas, according to a University of Oklahoma calculator.  States may consider lowering the standard for drunken driving to the level of a single dry martini after a recommendation Tuesday from the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a insurance industry research group, confirmed Tuesday that the risk of impairment to driving can occur well before a drinker reaches the .08 level.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a insurance industry research group, confirmed Tuesday that the risk of impairment to driving can occur well before a drinker reaches the .08 level.

For more information on the proposal read the Lebanon Daily News at:

http://www.ldnews.com/ci_23249203/national-board-wants-states-impose-tougher-drunk-driving

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