After the NTSB suggested the United States change the legal drinking limit from .08 to .05, a local reporter decided to see how alcohol, even below the current legal limit, could affect her driving.
Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended to the United States that it change its legal drinking limit from .08 percent blood alcohol content to .05 percent. According to statistics, the NTSB stated that amount of drunk drivers on the road would be cut in half. This recommendation received the support of both MADD and the Governors Highway Safety Association.
However, this recommendation did receive some criticism, especially from the American Beverage Institute. Many people believe that changing the legal limit would punish moderate drinkers. Furthermore, most DUI accidents occur when the driver has a BAC level that is significantly over the legal limit.
As a result, reporter Suzanne Phan decided to see if she could operate a vehicle with her blood alcohol concentration being at .07 percent. Watch the video here.
Though the video shows that even having a little alcohol in your system can affect your judgment, what is important to understand is that everyone absorbs alcohol differently.
The way your body absorbs alcohol is just one of the many details a DUI attorney will look into if you hire one to help with your drunk driving case.
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