Steve Chapman on Why Government Shouldn't Lower the BAC Bar for Drunk Driving

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In its new report on how to reduce drunk-driving deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board states its goal in the title: "Reaching Zero." The agency thinks it is irreproachable to try to ensure that no one ever dies in an alcohol-related accident. In fact, writes Steve Chapman, it's a utopian goal requiring excessive compulsion in the pursuit of unattainable perfection.

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