Tagged: BAC

NEWS: South Africa: Improved DUI Laws Coming

Improved laws to stop driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol will be coming by June this year for South Africa. The plans to reduce blood alcohol content (BAC) was announced by the president in October 2019. The  new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) bill was also signed into law in the same period in 2019…

REPORT: How Did a Lower BAC Limit Affect Bar Trade and Drinking Practices?

Opposition to legislative measures that impact on commercial interests is often strong and receives significant public attention. This study found that Scottish businesses that adapted to the BAC limit to drive change reported little long‐term economic impact. These findings are of international relevance as potential BAC limit reductions in several other jurisdictions remain the subject of debate, including regarding the impact on business…

NEWS: South Africa: Plans to Lower BAC Limit

The President of South Africa has announced that legal limit of blood alcohol content when driving will be lowered. The measure is intended to prevent and reduce alcohol-related road traffic injury – a serious obstacle to development. Meanwhile the Transport Minister has said the AARTO bill, recently signed into law will be implemented in June. He states the AARTO system will make sure the strictest action be taken against those who drive under the infleunce of alcohol…

NEWS: USA: Calls to Lower BAC Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) calls to lower BAC limit in all states of USA to 0.05%. The NTSB cites several reasons why the move would benefit people and economy. It is estimated that lowering the BAC limit in every state to .05% could potentially save up to 1,790 lives a year…

REPORT: Alcohol Policies and Alcohol Involvement in Intimate Partner Homicide in the U.S.

Alcohol use was prevalent among victims of Intimate partner violence (IPV) homicide, and more-restrictive alcohol policies were associated with reduced odds of alcohol involvement. Strengthening alcohol policies is a promising strategy to reduce alcohol-involved IPV homicide victimization.

NEWS: USA, Utah: DUI Crashes Down After BAC Limit Reduction

Utah introduced 0.05% blood alcohol content (BAC) limit when driving, and in the first quarter of 2019, Utah Highway Patrol stats show alcohol related road traffic accidents have decreased. 0.05% is the strictest BAC limit implemented within the US currently…

REPORT: Effect of Alcohol on the Sense of Agency in Healthy Humans

The findings might have implications for social and legal responsibility related to alcohol use, particularly in states prior to overt intoxication. Further studies are necessary to investigate the effects of alcohol and other addictive substances on the Sense of Agency (SoA)…

NEWS: New York, USA: Plans to Reduce BAC Limit

A bill has been proposed in the state assembly and senate to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit from the curren 0.8% to 0.5%. Big Alcohol front group American Beverage Institute (ABI) has issued a statement against the bill. ABI has been lobbying against the adoption of a similar bill in California as well…

BLOG: Alcohol Industry Goes Bonkers Over Canadian Road Safety Plans

Lowering the BAC limit is a smart policy move. Science and public health activists would say so. And many politicians, like Canada’s Minister of Justice. The alcohol industry, however, has a different view…