Sunday, June 1, 2008

Legislation introduced in Massachusetts to lower the BAC to .02 for DWI

An article appeared in the Boston Herald on March 17, 2008 and appears on Prof. David Hanson's web site which states that legislation has been introduced in Massachusetts to lower the legal BAC to .02. Here is part of Hanson's web site says:

Massachusetts would lower its maximum legal BAC for driving from the current .08 down to .02 if state senator James Fagan’s proposed legislation becomes law. The act would essentially prohibit the consumption of any alcoholic beverage before driving.

It's about time. I wish this legislation could be passed in New York State. We would all be a lot safer on our highways. About 600 people are killed a year from DWI in New York, and about 17,000 in the United States.

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