(WCMH)– For the third year in a row, the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending states lower the legal blood alcohol content.
According to CNN, the NTSB called on states to drop the BAC levels from 0.08 to 0.05, or even lower, to deter drunk driving.
However, this recommendation isn’t a new one by the NTSB. They have been proposing it for the last three years. The proposal has gotten little traction in state legislatures.
NTSB Vice Chairwoman Bella Dinh-Zarr thinks lowering the BAC to 0.05 would save lives.
“That’s where we see a significant increase in crash risk,” Dinh-Zarr told CNN, claiming that someone with a BAC between 0.05 and 0.08 is three times more likely to be in a crash with someone with no alcohol in their blood at all.