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KIMT News 3 — Things could be getting a little stricter when it comes to drunk driving.
The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending all states cut their legal drinking limits from .08 blood alcohol content to .05.
The NTSB points to Europe as an example of that change working.
Some countries are seeing fewer fatalities when the law is set at point .05.
Authorities tell us it is something that has been brought up before.
But if a change does happen, it would mean change for everyone.
“This is going to take quite a cultural change,” Sgt. Jacalyn Sticha of the Minnesota State Patrol said. “We’re going to have to get caught up. I think the science and the medical are caught up on this. But, as a culture, we will need to get caught up that point oh five is indeed impaired.”
She adds it’s a good discussion to have, even if the change doesn’t happen right now.