ABI Blasts New Traffic Crash Study

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Published: 07/05/2011

WASHINGTON — The American Beverage Institute last month criticized a new study which claims that drinking even trace amounts of alcohol increases a person’s risk of being severely injured in a car crash.

ABI claims it found several major problems with the study by David Phillips and Kimberly M. Brewer, University of California San Diego demographers. According to ABI, Phillips and Brewer are using their findings to call for lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, which is currently .08 across the United States.