Motor Vehicle Injury – Alcohol-Impaired Driving: 0.08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Laws

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: August 2000

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends laws requiring drivers’ blood alcohol concentration to stay below 0.08 percent. CPSTF found that these laws reduce deaths from alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. 

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2002). Motor vehicle injury - alcohol-impaired driving: 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) laws. Retrieved from