Experts: Lower Legal Blood Alcohol Levels to Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities

Experts: Lower Legal Blood Alcohol Levels to Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities

A new report calls for lowering legal blood alcohol levels to reduce drunk driving deaths.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reportrecommends lowering legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), according to HealthDay.

The report also calls for increasing alcohol taxes significantly, strengthening policies to prevent illegal alcohol sales to people under 21 and to already-intoxicated adults, enacting all-offender ignition interlock laws, and providing effective treatment for offenders when needed.

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