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Charlie Arglist
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NTSB wants to lower legal drinking limit to .05

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The National Transportation Safety Board today recommended that all 50 states lower the benchmark for determining when a driver is legally drunk from 0.08 blood-alcohol content to 0.05. The idea is part of an initiative to eliminate drunken driving, which accounts for about a third of all road deaths. Lowering the rate to 0.05 would save about 500 to 800 lives every year, the safety board said.

The NTSB cannot mandate changes, but the agency is influential on matters of public safety. Under current law, a 180-pound male typically will hit the 0.08 threshold after drinking four drinks in an hour, according to an online blood alcohol calculator published by the University of Oklahoma.


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Monday
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K.


GenesChin
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re: NTSB wants to lower legal drinking limit to .05
Why don't they just lower it to 0?



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Geauxld Finger
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that's one cocktail? 1.5 watered down beers? GTFO



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No thanks.
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Sal Minio
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Good.


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TH03
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what are the stats on drunk driving fatalities when the driver blows around .08?


Tiger in NY
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How bout they just actually penalize people for a first (or God forbid 2nd) offense under the current standard?

Oh wait, I know. Because they really just want the money. Not to make the roadways safer.
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Kid if you want to survive in this jungle provide links. I learned that before I had 1 post


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Monday
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what are the stats on drunk driving fatalities when the driver blows around .08?

I second this motion.


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DollaChoppa
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The drinking limit wont stop people who drive drunk from driving drunk


TH03
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How bout they just actually penalize people for a first (or God forbid 2nd) offense under the current standard?


this. all of this.


Geauxld Finger
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what are the stats on drunk driving fatalities when the driver blows around .08?


money grab... shite we might as well just put prohibition back in effect. If that ever happens, i'll be one hell of a bootlegger!


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The drinking limit wont stop people who drive drunk from driving drunk


yeah but they make more money though.


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Spirit of Dunson
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The drinking limit wont stop people who drive drunk from driving drunk
When you outlaw drunk driving, only outlaws drive drunk.


DollaChoppa
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Walt is gonna get about a dozen DWIs a year with this shit


DollaChoppa
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Im an outlaw every wednesday and sunday


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TigerMyth36
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I'm all over this thread because you took the time to post the actual number in the title.

.05! Just holding a beer you hit .05.


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LikeABaussCat
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I never understood how the govt thinks creating more strict restrictions/bans/etc. will go over better than enforcing whats in place.


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Ford Frenzy
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it needs to be raised to .1 or else lower the punishments on DUI's


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