Local mom, NTSB push to lower BAC limit from .08 to .05

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2016)– An Indiana mother is supporting the NTSB’s recommendation for state to lower the blood alcohol content limit to .05 percent. Currently, Indiana’s BAC limit is .08 percent.

The National Transportation Safety Board made this recommendation before in 2013.

Pam Kelshaw supports it. The mother lost her 17-year-old daughter in a drunk driving crash in 2002 in Noblesville.

“She was the kind of person who would do anything for anybody and not expect anything back in return,” said Kelshaw.

However, the recommendation hasn’t gained much traction among state legislatures. Even Mothers Against Drunk Driving won’t officially backed the move, saying other options like ignition interlock laws will work better.

Kelshaw said every little bit counts in the fight against drunk driving.

“The alcohol level needs to be lower so that people know that you can’t even take one drink of alcohol or drink one beer without taking the chance of getting arrested,” said Kelshaw.  “I don’t hope that on anybody, but until they have it personally affect them, until they lose a family member to a drunk driver, they don’t know the pain.”

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