Beverage companies are pushing back on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) call for lowering the blood alcohol limit for drivers.
The NTSB on Tuesday recommended lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. The guidance from the five-member board is not binding, but will be sent to state governments for consideration.
The American Beverage Institute panned the recommendation, calling it “ludicrous.”
“Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior,” American Beverage Institute Managing Director Sarah Longwell said in a statement.