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Will a 0.05 DUI threshold ever apply in Indiana, nationally?

A recent national article on the scourge of drunk driving spotlights a dramatic statistic. It notes that there are approximately "10,000 alcohol-related driving deaths in the United States each year."

Indiana gets its fair share of those, with such outcomes being flatly tragic and affecting individuals and families in a deeply personal and life-altering way.

Is there any way to curb such behavior and its resulting effects in a truly meaningful way? Is there something that government regulators and law enforcers can do to materially reduce DUI-linked crash deaths?

Researchers from the well-respected National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine think there is. What they suggest in a recently released report is a radically dropped drunk-driving threshold of 0.08 blood-alcohol concentration down to 0.05.

That would obviously result in far higher numbers of drivers being flagged by police officers across Indiana and the country. Proponents say that such a result would logically reduce the potential for crashes on virtually all roads, and in a significant way.

Such an outcome would understandably be cheered by legions of proponents who deeply appreciate the upped odds of a catastrophic impact every time an inebriated driver gets behind the wheel and turns a key.

The Academies' report terms drunk driving "the deadliest and costliest danger on U.S. roads."

Proven personal injury attorneys who advocate diligently and aggressively on behalf of victims and their families in serious injury and wrongful death matters know that to be an uncontested truth. Concerned parties can reach out to them for candid and on-point guidance -- as well as strong legal representation -- in any drinking-related personal injury case.

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