Utah changed its drunk driving threshold and crash fatality numbers dropped



In 2017, the governor of Utah enacted a law that lowered the legal blood alcohol concentration to .05 percent from the previous limit of .08 percent.

New research found that the law resulted in a nearly 20 percent reduction in fatal car crashes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates every day 29 people in the country die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.

Author(s): Shirin Ali

Publication Date: 11 Feb 2022

Publication Site: The Hill