Yesterday history was made when Utah became the first state to lower its DWI limit to .05 blood alcohol content. Bravo! We’ve known for decades that lowering the legal limit saves lives and prevents injuries.
Texas should be next to lower the legal limit.
Our state’s drunk driving problem is way out of control. Texas always wins the dishonor of most DWI fatalities in the country. Last year, 1,323 of our families and friends perished in these crashes.
Compare that number with California’s lower figure of 914 — but with 12 million more people. That’s crazy, right?
Last year. a shocking 10,265 Americans died in alcohol related crashes. One is too many.