More Than 10,000 People Sign Online Petition Opposing Utah’s New DUI Law

June 21, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The new law that lowered the legal BAC limit from 0.08% to 0.05% has been opposed by a large number of individuals as shown by the online petition that has been signed by more than 10,000 people.

Almost a month ago, the petition was launched by the American Beverage Institute as it wanted the state to revoke the law. The organization got a full-page ad in the newspaper printed which showed that tourists will now have to think more than once about visiting Utah because they will not be allowed to drink to enjoy their tour.

The institute spokesman told that all of the signatures are from Utahans with the exception of a “very small fraction” of zip codes from other places.

In the earlier months of 2017, the bill lowering the limit of BAC to 0.05 was passed by state lawmakers and it was signed by Gov. Gary Herbert.

The law will be implemented on 30th of December of next year.

The bill is under review by a legislative committee over the summer with the idea of possibly tweaking it, but those who sponsored the bill, including Rep. Norm Thurston, said that the limit of BAC level is set and there is no need of any alteration in the bill.

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