NTSB urges changes to drunk driving laws
|Updated: 8/22 3:45 pm
||Published: 8/22 3:45 pm
The nation's top transportation officials announced a national crackdown on drunken driving on Thursday.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stopped short of endorsing one major change. The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from .08 to .05.
Foxx said the United States doesn't have the data to determine if those tougher rules would make a difference. He said it's up to individual states to take the lead.
“We certainly want to be in the position of seeing what the push to lower the limit does at the state level, and use that as a basis to understand what the impacts may be at the national level,” said Foxx.
In Oklahoma, 36% of all traffic deaths involve alcohol.
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