Who doesn't love a perfect wine pairing with a plate of fresh pasta or hanker for an amber ale, (or two) to wash down a juicy burger? Well, if Georgia heeds the advice of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), you may start to think twice about having a drink with dinner at all.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
In its new report on how to reduce drunk-driving deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board states its goal in he title: "Reaching Zero." The agency thinks it is irreproachable o try to ensure that no one ever dies in an alcohol-related accident. Show More Summary
As the National Transportation Safety Board promotes a new, stricter BAC limit of.05 to drive, the hospitality industry is worried about a "chilling effect" on alcohol sales. Read more...
The big news this weekend is the major derailment and crash on the New Haven line between Fairfield and Bridgeport yesterday. The National Transportation Safety Board is shutting down that entire stretch of track for several days while they do a thorough investigation, and only after that can the repairs begin. Show More Summary
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants to lower the legal limit: Currently, the threshold is set at a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, as a result of a transportation bill signed into law by President Clinton in 2000, which stated that states had to adopt the 0.08 threshold by 2004 or else have their […]
Time to close your tab: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants to reduce the amount of booze you have to drink to count as a “drunk driver.” Currently, the threshold is set at a blood alcohol content of 0.08 … Continue reading ?
This week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that the United States should dramatically lower its legal threshold for the amount of alcohol that drivers may have in their bloodstreams, in an effort to address the nation’s “epidemic” levels of impaired driving. The government-backed board wants to drop the legal limit for drivers’ blood [...]
In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a set of recommendations, 19 in total, calling for more stringent laws and enforcement. "Most Americans...Show More Summary
The federal government's National Transportation Safety Board recommended Tuesday that states lower the threshold for drunk driving charges from 0.08 percent blood alcohol content to 0.05 percent. (To get a sense of how many drinks this...Show More Summary
In all 50 states, driving with a blood alcohol content level of.08 or higher, which reflects the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood, means you're legally drunk — but the National Transportation Safety Board is fighting t...
Not wholly shocking, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that all states lower what legally constitutes drunk driving from a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 to 0.05 percent. The NTSB says that about 10,000 people die each year from alcohol-related car accidents, and 170,000 are injured. This would be one way to lower those numbers, [...]
DUI defense lawyers: do you need more clients? Cross your fingers, because they could be coming in droves. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a number of recommendations on Tuesday that could change DUI law completely, including the recommendation that states adopt a drunk driving threshold of 0.05. The implications......
The National Transportation Safety Board revealed a new initiative Tuesday to curb the number of drunk driving fatalities. Read more...
Right now the limit to be considered drunk while driving is a blood alcohol level of 0.08. If the National Transportation Safety Board gets its way, that will change to a BAC of 0.05. That means you'll really need to watch what you drink before you drive. Read more...
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving. Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of.08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the bloo …
"Lowering the rate to 0.05 would save about 500 to 800 lives annually, the safety board report said."
The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all 50 states lower the DUI limit from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. The benchmark for determining legal intoxication has been in place for 10 years. The NTSB made its recommendation on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., saying that it will help reduce the nation’s drunk driving death [...]Show More Summary
A copter crash in Honolulu on Wednesday is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. The small helicopter crash-landed on a street in the downtown area. The president of the copter company praised the pilot, successfully landed the helicopter, which lost power, with minimal injuries. The NTSB is not sending anyone to the crash [...]Show More Summary
Planning your newly reinstated Dreamliner flight? Better read this docket just released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the US commissioning urgent scans of the cells in the type of heavy duty lithium ion batteries that were central to the recent three month grounding of the Boeing 787. The NTSB is the US [...]
The reports of the first session of an NTSB inquiry into how the FAA came to certify the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as safe are unsettling. The Washington Post reported that National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Debbie Hersman expressed concerns that a Boeing official was providing incomplete information about how it calculated the chances its batteries [...]