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The Obama administration isn't backing the National Transportation Safety Board's call to drop the legal limit for drunken driving from 0.

08 percent blood-alcohol content to 0.05.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator David Strickland said Wednesday the agency is "data driven" and said it doesn't have the data to support NTSB's proposal.

"At this point, we don't have any data on 0.05 BAC," Strickland told reporters after a Senate hearing.

"For us to make a recommendation to the Congress that we should have an incentive or a sanction program is premature because we need data on that."

Strickland noted that NTSB relied on data from European countries that have lowered limits for impaired driving and seen reductions in drunken driving deaths and crashes.

 


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