Beer Institute will not resist .08 at state level.
In a statement, the Beer Institute noted that "the beer industry has traditionally opposed .08 as a step in the wrong direction because it is not effective in combating drunk driving and because it takes attention away from measures that do focus on the real sources of the problem which are the hard-core, high BAC drunk drivers and repeat offenders."
The Institute noted that the number of drunk driving fatalities has declined more than 40% since 1982. Among teenagers the decline is an even more substantial 64%. However, many analysts believe the impetus toward .08 seems unstoppable, given the linkage to federal highway dollars.
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|Publication:||Modern Brewery Age|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 12, 2001|
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