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NTSB pushes states to lower BAC limit to .05

The National Transportation Safety Board, also known as the NTSB, has caused some stir among the American public amid its recent recommendation and announcement. The agency has advised all states enact a .05 BAC driving limit-a much stricter mandate from the current .08 BAC limit. The recommendations, however, have not been taken lightly and some cite negative repercussions of the…

Helpful Information about Florida’s Ignition Interlock Program

An ignition interlock is a piece of equipment placed on a DUI offenders vehicle, usually near the driver’s seat, designed to detect the blood alcohol concentration of the driver. The driver must blow into the interlock before the vehicle can be started. The interlock has a pre-set limit of 0.05. If circumstances require, judges have discretion to set a lower…

Many different factors can have an effect on a driver’s BAC level

There are many different factors that can affect how quickly a person’s blood alcohol concentration level rises after consuming an alcoholic beverage. When a person in Florida consumes an alcoholic beverage, the alcohol is absorbed into the walls of the small intestine and the stomach, states the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. After this occurs, the alcohol makes its way…

Intoxilyzer 8000 Still Used in Florida Despite Concerns

Two Ohio municipal court judges have put their foot down on breathalyzer test results in DUI criminal trials. Circleville Municipal Judge Gary Dumm and Athens County Municipal Judge William A. Grim independently ruled that until the government can show the results of the Intoxilyzer 8000 are scientifically validated, the breath test results from that particular model will be inadmissible in…

DUI test refusal bill in Florida legislature

The Florida Supreme Court and the Florida State Legislature are both involved in determining the actions that can be taken when drivers refuse DUI testing. Drivers in Florida know that the state’s laws on drunk driving are tough. If some lawmakers have their way, those laws could get even tougher. As the Sun Sentinel reports, a bill has been introduced…