June 2013 Archives

NTSB Endorses a .05 National BAC Standard

On May 14, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all 50 states adopt a blood alcohol content (BAC) cutoff of .05. According to NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman, "the research clearly shows that drivers with a BAC above .05 are impaired and at a significantly greater risk of being involved in a crash where someone is killed or injured." However, the only thing "clear" from the government's own research is that this statement is a gross exaggeration at best, and an over-simplification of the issue.

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