Responsible adults know that driving drunk is deadly. Avoiding it is the smart, and only, choice.
Saying that, we’re intrigued by a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board for states to drop their drunk-driving thresholds to 0.05 from 0.08.
Statistics,the NTSB report says, show that European nations that have adopted the 0.05 limit — roughly one drink for 120-pound women and two drinks for 160-pound men — have significantly reduced their DUI fatalities in the last 10 years.
That’s enough reason to give this recommendation serious thought.
Nevertheless, along with that must come our continued efforts to change Americans’ viewpoints on driving drunk.
At the end of the day, it’s bad decisions that lead people to get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t. That’s never acceptable.