Utah lawmaker hoping other states follow in changing legal limit of blood alcohol level

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Utah is set to become the first state in the united states to lower its limit on blood alcohol content, in just a few days, from .08 to .05.

Since 2013, the national transportation safety board has recommended that all states make this change.

A recent study shows that if all states were to follow the recommendations, some estimates predict a reduction in drunk driving deaths of around 10 percent.

Representative Norm Thurston says there are a few states who are thinking about doing the same thing in a few years.

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