Watch as a man with a .40 blood alcohol content is stopped by police in the parking lot of a Tin Hortons in Michigan.
Most Michigan residents are aware that the blood alcohol limit in the state is set at .08. Although .10 was the standard for many years in almost every state, times have changed with virtually every state in the Union now adopting a .08 BAC. What many Michigan residents may not know is that the .08 BAC is in effect only until 2018, at which time lawmakers will decide whether to make the standard permanent. The .08 limit was set in 2013. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) is a national organization that was formed in the early 1980s to lobby politicians to crack down on drunk driving and to enact laws that punish violators in the harshest way possible. MADD has chapters in every state and Michigan is no exception. Michigan s MADD chapter does not give high marks to Michigan politicians. There is no doubt that the organization will lobby to keep .08 as the standard BAC in Michigan. Here are some interesting stats over the last year that are listed in the Michigan MADD website.