alcohol

Utah lowers BAC limit; majority of Americans support stricter limits

By Brian Lutenegger On December 30, Utah will become the first U.S. state to reduce its blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for driving from 0.08 percent—still the standard in all other states—to 0.05 percent. The lower limit is on par with other countries, including some European nations and

New report offers recommendations on reducing DUI, alcohol-related injuries and death

By Brian Lutenegger A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem—offers a recommended package of policies to reduce crashes and associated deaths. But

International perspective: Road safety, design, and alcohol consumption

By Brian Lutenegger A pair of international studies from Australia and the European Union examined roadway safety. A number of factors help explain why Australia’s traffic fatality rate is less than half of the U.S. rate. And strict blood alcohol content limits can reduce fatalities but must be

Alcohol and gasoline prices: Their impact on traffic fatalities and the economy

By Logan Dredske Alcohol and gasoline prices are having unexpected impacts on traffic fatalities, as well as causing damage to economies. A study by Onyumbe Enumbe B. Lukongo, an economics professor at Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana, explored the relationship between per