PBS NewsHour

British Columbia Drunk Driving Deaths Cut Nearly in Half

Clip: Season 2013 | 6m 19s

Correspondent William Brangham reports on recent changes to drunk-driving laws in British Columbia that have led to a dramatic decrease (roughly 50%) in alcohol-related fatalities over the past two years. BC officials ramped up penalties on drivers who tested at a much lower blood alcohol level (.05, as opposed to the current .08 legal standard) and authorized police to immediately impound cars.

Aired: 09/13/13

Rating: NR

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