Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Should Washington's DUI Threshold Be Lowered From .08 to .05?
The current blood-alcohol content (BAC) limit for drunk driving within the State of Washington is .08. The limit used to be .10 and was reduced to .08 in 1999. With an emphasis on reducing the number of drunk driving related accidents and deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted this week to recommend each state lower its threshold BAC for drunk driving. The NTSB is recommending that .05 be the new threshold for the legal limit.
All 50 states currently have a threshold of .08. What are your thoughts on reducing the limit even more?
Link to Tacoma News Tribune article.
Link to NBC article.