California drivers and motorists all across the country may soon face even more rigid regulations regarding the legal alcohol limit. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a long list of measures it prioritizes to minimize the number of drunk-driving incidents. And while most may agree that more can and should be done to protect everyone on the road, the NTBS’s new zero-tolerance approach to combatting DUI cases could criminalize innocent, responsible drivers around the country.
The current federal standard for the maximum legal blood alcohol level has been in place for more than 20 years now. Some states do have different policies, but most recognize a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 as being the highest allowable reading. Since that measure was passed, along with other pieces of DWI-related legislation, the national number of drunk driving fatalities has dropped considerably.