Industry groups said lowering the legal BAC limit to 005 percent will only serve to deter social drinkers from having an alcoholic beverage with their meal and wont help reduce alcoholrelated fatalities
Industry groups said lowering the legal BAC limit to 0.05 percent will only serve to deter social drinkers from having an alcoholic beverage with their meal and won’t help reduce alcohol-related fatalities.

BAC talk puts sales at risk

Operators and trade groups worry the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation that the legal BAC driving limit be reduced to 0.05 percent would harm more than it would help.

In May the National Transportation Safety Board surprised many in the restaurant industry when it recommended that the legal threshold for drunken driving be reduced from the current 0.08 percent blood alcohol content, or BAC, to 0.05 percent in all 50 states.

Citing a goal of saving 500 to 800 lives a year and reaching zero deaths attributed to alcohol impairment, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman declared that “each alcohol-impaired death is preventable. Alcohol-impaired dea

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