It is hard to believe that just thirty years ago in the United States, the legal blood alcohol content for driving impaired was .15 percent, nearly double the current limit of .08. But groups like Mothers against Drunk Driving and the National Transportation Safety Board are vouching to have the legal limit reduced to .05 percent in New Jersey. That could mean a DWI after just one extra dry martini.
The NTSB recommended to federal officials recently that by lowering the legal BAC limit, hundreds of lives could be saved a year. Could this really help reduce the number of fatalities caused by DWI's or just land more money to the government for DWI convictions? New Jersey residents want to know.