Utah is poised to be the first state in the country to adopt .05 as the standard for driving under the influence of alcohol. Alabama’s DUI law could see the same change in the future. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that legislators in Utah have passed a law lowering the legal BAC for drivers to .05. It is expected that the governor will sign it into law. For many years now .08 has been the legal standard in all 50 states. Before that, .10 was the ubiquitous standard in America. The .05 standard has become the predominant legal limit throughout much of Europe, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been pushing for the stricter standard for years. This is just the first domino. We will likely see the .05 standard enacted in other states, including potentially Alabama in a the next few years.

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