Reduce Legal BAC?

Legislators in Illinois are preparing to consider a new law to lower the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for driving from .08 down to .06.

Almost one-half of all fatally injured drinking drivers have a BAC of .20 or over. That’s three and one-third times higher than the proposed maximum BAC. Supporters insist that the cut would be only a small step in the right direction. Activists have already begun pushing for reductions down to .04 and .02.

 

Reference:

  • New drinking Law? WAND-TV. Decatur, IL, 1-24-04; www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol-info/DrinkingAndDriving.html; www.alcoholfacts.org/CrashCourseOnMADD.html

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