May 23, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 5

With .05 BAC recommendation, how low do we finally go?

In our opinion

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Officially it’s about remembering those who died in the service of their country, but the three-day timeframe also marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

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It’s also one of the deadliest weekends on the road, particularly when it comes to fatalities caused by over consumption of alcohol. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, Memorial Day was the second-deadliest after Labor Day with 397 fatalities nationally, and second to New Year’s for alcohol-related deaths at 40 percent.

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