NTSB pushing for stricter alcohol limits

By Matt Hicks

NTSB pushing for stricter alcohol limits

May 14, 2013 Updated May 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) There's a new push to keep drunk drivers off the road.

The National Transportation Safety Board is now recommending states make their drunk driving laws more strict.

This comes on the 25th anniversary of the nation's deadliest drunk-driving crash in Corrollton, Kentucky, which resulted in the deaths of 24 children and three adults.

The NTSB is suggesting:

- Reduce state BAC limits from 0.08 to 0.05 percent or lower;

- Increase use of high-visibility enforcement;

- Develop and deploy in-vehicle detection technology;

- Require ignition interlocks for all offenders;

- Improve use of administrative license actions;

- Target and address repeat offenders;

- Reinforce use and effectiveness of DWI courts.

According to the NTSB, every hour one person dies in a crash involving a drunk driver and 20 more people are injured.

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