Is the NTSB Proposed Threshold Change from .08 to .05 Misleading?

Is the NTSB Proposed Threshold Change from .08 to .05 Misleading?

Will a drink or two with dinner out be a thing of the past? Proponents for lowering the threshold limit from .08 to .05 percent blood alcohol content argue it would save lives. However, if you look at the statistics, most deaths related to DUI occur at higher levels — .14/.15 or above — making this look more like a political decision rather than a scientific one, as study after study show that impairment begins around .08. This could be the beginning of a shift to zero tolerance. DUI attorney Jonathan Rands and Dillion Honcoop discuss.