NTSB seeks to lower BAC level to .05
In case you missed it, earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to U.S. states they lower the blood-alcohol content threshold that determines drunken driving.
The current level BAC in all 50 states is .08. The NSTB is now proposing the BAC measurement, which yields the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the bloodstream, be reduced to .05.
To be clear, no one, and certainly not our trade association, is supportive of any measure that would put more impaired drivers on our streets. But when do such crusades collide with individual liberties and making the right decisions? While this incremental step will not solve the issue of irresponsible actions by drunk drivers, it does, as one industry executive said: "Criminalize perfectly responsible behavior."