Do more to get impaired drivers off U.S. roads

  • by: New York Times Editorial
  • Updated: May 17, 2013 - 5:57 PM

It is surprising how few drinks can impair a driver’s judgment. A report from the National Transportation Safety Board estimates that alcohol-impaired driving contributes to thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of serious injuries each year. It is right to urge states to reduce that toll by lowering the allowable blood alcohol concentration for drivers from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent.

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