.05, anyone?


Anyone who drives and likes to occasionally have a drink knows that number. It’s the legal blood alcohol limit for driving drunk.

What about .05.

The National Transportation Safety Board today recommended lowering the limit to that amount.

“This recommendation is ludicrous,” said Sarah Longwell, managing director of American Beverage Institute. “Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior.”

Here’s a blood alcohol content calculator you can use to see if that’s true in your case.

In mine, a person of 165 pounds, it equates to three beers over two hours.

One in every seven Minnesota drivers has a DUI on his/her record. That number would substantially increase under the NTSB proposal, which, so far, is being met with a shoulder shrug from several states.