Most Dangerous DUI State

MontanaStates compete for various titles when it comes to statistics, but, there likely is not a state in the country that wants to be known as the most dangerous when it comes to drinking and driving. reports that a recent report has named the state of Montana as the worst state in the country for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2012, with a staggering number of deaths attributed to DUI charges. The figures that were released show a higher incline of these fatalities than even the average across the country, giving Montana a reason to examine its current policies and more. Read more here: Report shows Montana has highest DUI fatality rate in U.S. for 2012

Enforcement of BAC, Not Lowering BAC, Important in Montana

Drinking and driving is a problem across the country, and with the recent recommendation by the NTSB to lower the legal BAC limit to .05%, many states are being faced with a tough decision. The Independent Record reports that many officials in Montana are not convinced that lowering the BAC limit will reduce the rates of drunk driving accidents in the state. With concerns over the effects of a lower limit on “law abiding citizens” and considerations for how to better enforce current laws, Montana is facing many of the same challenges as other states when trying to balance safety over personal freedom. Read more here: Officials: Lower BAC limit will not lessen Montana’s DUI problem