Mixed reviews for law to lower BAC

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — There are mixed reviews for the federal government's new recommendation to lower the Blood Alcohol Limit for anyone behind the wheel.

The National Transportation Safety Board wants each state to lower the BAC limit from .08 to .05

The NTSB says that has saved lives in other countries.

One group against recommendation is the American Beverage Institute, which represents bars and restaurants.

They say restricting the moderate drinkers does not to stop hard-core drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.

On Tuesday night, 24-Hour News 8 spoke with people in Broad Ripple who say they saw both sides.

“I don't think it's a terrible idea. I work in a bar, so I know how crazy people can get pretty quickly,” said Heather Ohern.

“It's definitely not realistic, especially as we get into the summer months where people are going to be sweating, you don't know how much really, once you're at .08 people feel fine at that, so imagine being a little bit lower than that, people are definitely going to be blowing out the limit,” said Derrick Radford .

Back In 1982, the NTSB recommended reducing the limit from .10 to .08. It wasn't until 2004 - that every state followed that recommendation.

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