Federal Gov’t Wants to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

Federal Gov’t Wants to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

The National Transportation Safety Board wants to begin a new prohibition of types. They’re urging states to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink. This means that the legal limit on blood-alcohol content would be lowered from .08 to .05 “or lower.” The agency, issued this recommendation while still not quite knowing the correlation between the amount of alcohol consumed and crash risk.

While alcohol was on the top of their complaint list, they also want to outlaw all cellphone use while driving, even hands free. There are several reasons why this would be a bad idea. Not only would it hurt a lot of businesses who funnel millions of dollars into hands free technology, it would open the door for outlawing navigation systems, in-car computers and even radios. If it’s the National Transportation Safety Board’s goal to completely eliminate distracted driving, they would be getting rid of everything that comes standard in most cars now.

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