Connecticut residents can tell you right off the top of their head that the blood alcohol limit in this state (and all across the nation) is 0.08. Anything at or below that number, and a driver is considered to be legally capable of driving. But once that figure rolls above 0.08, a driver is subject to criminal driving under the influence charges.
The limit did not used to be 0.08; in fact, it is a relatively new law. However, safety advocates think the number should be lower -- and now the National Transportation Safety Board has supported the idea of lowering the blood alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05. Moving the figure to that number would put the drunk driving law in accordance with more than 100 countries around the world; all of which boast significantly lower DUI-related deaths than the U.S.
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