CT: Advocates Leads Call to lower BAC to .05 and Deter Drunk Driving

  • March 13, 2024
150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

In 2021, there were 298 fatalities on state roads, and 38 percent of those (112) involved drunk driving. In addition, Connecticut incurred $6.1 billion in economic harm, which is equivalent to $1,712 per resident each year, due to motor vehicle crashes according to a 2019 analysis. This is the third highest cost per capita of any state. Drunk driving is a serious problem that requires urgent action. Advancing .05 percent BAC legislation will reduce dangerous drinking and driving across all levels of impairment to prevent deaths and injuries. Read the coalition letter of support here.