Driving while intoxicated in Georgia is a crime. Still, over 4 million people nationwide admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, many of whom drive in Peachtree City and on other Georgia city streets. These people put you and other law abiding citizens’ lives at risk with their irresponsible behavior.
Now, to help bring more awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all 50 states lower their legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limits from 0.08 to 0.05. The NTSB cites studies and claims that lowering the legal BAC limits can save approximately 1,000 lives each year.
Here are just a few of the reasons why the Peachtree City drunk driving accident attorneys at Shane Smith Law believe Georgia should lower the legal limit from 0.08 to 0.05:
- At 0.05 BAC, drivers begin to experience difficulty with depth perception.
- At 0.07 BAC, drivers experience cognitive impairment.
- At 0.08 BAC, the risk of having an accident increases by more than 100%.
Many countries have 0.05 BAC as their legal limit. When Australia recently lowered theirs, they saw a 5% to 18% reduction in fatal car accidents.
As Peachtree City DUI accident lawyers, we understand the importance of lowering limits to save lives and prevent unnecessary injuries. Through our work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Atlanta, we continue to support any efforts possible to keep drunk drivers off the road.
How You Can Make A Difference & Give Georgia DUI Victims A Voice
If you want to make a difference and show your support for lowering this law, we encourage you to get involved as we have. To do this, you can show your support for local organizations, such as MADD. You can also contact your Georgia representative to tell them that you are in favor of reducing the legal BAC limits.
We encourage everyone in our community to get involved and help prevent more unnecessary Georgia drunk driving accidents.