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Mixed reaction in Ga. to calls for lower DUI limit

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Updated: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:05:26 EST

ATLANTA (AP) - There's mixed reaction in Georgia to a proposal from a federal agency's call for states to lower their blood-alcohol limits from drivers. The National Transportation and Safety Board made waves with its call for a 0.05 limit, down from the 0.08 that has become standard. Georgia's chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving doesn't oppose the idea. But executive director Barry Martin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it's not politically feasible. Martin said the focus should be on initiatives that require drivers convicted of DUI to use automobile devices that test their blood-alcohol levels. The units prevent an ignition from working when a driver is over the legal limit. Leaders of the Georgia Restaurant Association, meanwhile, say strict enforcement of existing laws is the best way to ensure public safety.

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