Last year, Utah made national headlines when they passed into law the most stringent DUI laws in the country. As it stands right now, in order for an officer to consider a driver “under the influence,” the individual’s blood alcohol content, or BAC, must exceed the national limit of 0.08%. But Utah dropped that number to 0.05%, meaning that fewer drinks and less alcohol could still get a driver in a lot of trouble. And while the Utah law has been controversial, a new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine contends that lowering the limit nationally could actually save lives.
As one expert put it:
While getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving deaths sounds like an overly ambitious goal, it builds on the momentum of Vision Zero, an approach that recognizes that traffic-related fatalities are not just ‘accidents,’ but rather are embedded in a network of events and circumstances with causal links that can be averted.
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