The National Transportation Safety Board has made a recommendation that all 50 states in the US drop the legal blood alcohol content limit from .08 to .05, which the NTSB says will save as many as 1,000 lives every year by reducing drunk driving accidents. Currently, all 50 states have a BAC limit of .08. With a BAC of .08, a driver can be arrested and possibly convicted of drunk driving.
The NTSB does not have any legislative or regulatory power. Instead, the agency advocates for policy and law changes, and is suggesting this BAC change to states.
About 10,000 people are killed and another 170,000 injured each year in drunk driving accidents. The NTSB believes dropping the BAC limit could reduce these numbers. Whether you are another driver, a pedestrian or a cyclist, you can be injured by a drunk driver despite your own responsible behavior. These car accident injuries can be devastating and are likely to lead to:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident that was not your fault, you deserve compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Orlando accident attorney.