In May 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) prepared a report that makes recommendations to help eliminate drunk driving injuries and death in Connecticut. The recommendations apply differently to different states since not all states that the same drunk driving laws. Drunk driving is a violation of Connecticut General Statute 14-227a. Presently, in Connecticut, the legal blood alcohol concentration BAC is .08 for car drivers, and .04 for truck drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board report makes a recommendation that the blood alcohol level be reduced to .05. The study points out that from 1982 to 2011 the number of alcohol related deaths decreased 54%. But inspite of this progress many people still drive under the influence of alcohol. In fact, according to the report in section 2.4, even though a near unanimous belief that driving under the influence is unacceptable, 14% of people responded that they have driving close or over the legal limit in the past year. It is clear that drunk driving is still a problem in Southeastern, Connecticut.
If you or anyone you know is a victim of a drunk driver and you have questions contact the drunk driving victim lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT, 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.