New Bill May Reduce Legal BAC Limit
Drunk driving causes over 10,000 deaths a year and a new bill is hoping to lower the numbers.
As long as I can remember (even before I was of legal drinking age), the legal BAC limit was .08. A new bill, according to CBS 6 may soon lower that.
William Aiken, Vice President of Remove Intoxicated Drivers, plans on submitting a bill that will change the way we look at BAC numbers. First, he hopes to "lower the legal blood alcohol concentration limit from 0.08 to 0.05" and second, to "lower the aggravated BAC limit from 0.18 to 0.12."
His argument is that Utah already did this is 2017 and they're already seeing substantial changes. He said, "Comparing the first quarter of 2018 to 2017, the deaths went down from 10 to 3...that's a 70% reduction and crashes were reduced by 30%." There are about 18 co-sponsors to the bill thus far but Aiken is hoping by breaking misconceptions and increasing education, that number will rise.