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May 23, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Below is the Wine Institute's comment on the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation to lower the legal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit from 0.8 to 0.5 or lower:

Wine Institute supports education and the strict enforcement of laws to address drunk
driving. The legal threshold of .08 BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) was established
as a safe level of consumption based on science and law enforcement guidance. Lowering the legal threshold would effectively criminalize moderate social drinking by responsible adults and divert resources that should be used to target drunk drivers.

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