National Transportation Safety Board recommends .05 blood alcohol threshold for drunk driving.
(NBC News) Federal safety officials want to lower the standard for drunk driving.
The National Transportation Safety Board voted Tuesday to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunk driving from .08 percent to .05.
Drunk driving wrecks claim nearly 10,000 lives a year in the United States.
The NTSB notes that impairment begins with the first drink, and says those figures would drop dramatically if it were easier to convict someone of drunk driving.
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