May 14, 2013 — The National Transportation Safety Board wants the blood alcohol limit to be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05, in line with the limits in countries such as Denmark, the Philippines and Switzerland. But it may be tough sell in states across the country.
May 1, 2012 — Under some state laws, a patient's positive test for alcohol can mean that insurers won't pay hospitals and doctors for care after an accident. To sidestep the potential problem, hospitals often don't screen patients for alcohol use.
Oct 4, 2011 — Yearly episodes of people driving after drinking have declined 30 percent since peaking at 2006. More than 4 in 5 impaired-driving episodes involve men. Public health officials called for more use of sobriety checkpoints to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.