HI: Ahead of Senate Hearing, Advocates Pushes for Action on .05 BAC

  • February 22, 2024
150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Drunk driving is a deadly and costly threat to Hawaii families. In 2021, there were 94 fatalities on state roads, and 30 percent of those (24) involved drunk driving. In addition, Hawaii incurred $580 million in economic harm due to motor vehicle crashes according to a 2019 analysis. 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, including high BAC, to prevent deaths and injuries. Read the letter our coalition sent to leaders of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary here. A hearing is scheduled for February 27, 2024.