Federal transportation officials want legal blood alcohol limit lowered

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(WLNS) – Federal transportation officials are making a new push for states to lower the legal limit for blood alcohol content.

The National Transportation Safety Board called for the change last month saying it would cut down on crashes and deaths on the roads.

But the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association says lowering the limit is not the way to fix drunk driving.

They want the blood alcohol limit to stay at .08 and say dropping it to .05 will only create fear in responsible alcohol customers.

Instead they’re calling for an increased focus on targeting repeat offenders or those with blood alcohol levels over .1.

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