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Florida considers lowering blood alcohol content

2013-05-20

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked several states, including Florida, to reduce the blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05 in an effort to cut drunk driving, they claim, by half.

The American Beverage Institute replied “This recommendation is ludicrous. Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior… further restricting the moderate consumption of alcohol by responsible adults prior to driving does nothing to stop hard-core drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.”

As the New York Times points out, that means “a 130-pound woman could probably consume three drinks in 90 minutes and be legal under the existing standard; if the limit were lowered, she could consume only two” and be legal.

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