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Science panel urges states to lower DUI threshold to 0.05

Would you drink less before driving if the DUI threshold was lower? A recent report by a scientific panel suggests that most people would. A drop from 0.08 percent to 0.05 would mean ordering at least one less drink in order to remain under the limit.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration commissioned a report on how best to reduce drunk-driving fatalities, and that report was just released. Drawn up by a panel of the nonprofit National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the 489-page report made a number of recommendations based on evidence and previous experience. None was more striking than the proposal to lower the DUI threshold from 0.08 percent to 0.05.

How to avoid a DUI in Georgia this holiday season

The holidays are upon us, kicking off a six-week marathon of scarfing down turkey and sweets, binge-watching football and going on shopping sprees. It's a time of year that lends itself to overindulgence in many aspects, including alcohol.

Throughout the year, alcohol is the culprit for one in every four traffic deaths in Georgia. Over the holiday season, that number spikes. It starts on Blackout Wednesday-the day before Thanksgiving-which is one of the highest drinking days of the year. But that's just the start. As the holiday season progresses, the number of highway deaths connected to alcohol use steadily climbs:

Charged with a crime? Be careful on social media.

It might be tempting to treat your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts as private spaces that you only share with certain friends, but the information you post there can be used against you in court. This is true even if you have your privacy settings turned all the way up. While it’s probably smart to be judicious about what you post anyway, once you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s even more important to watch what you post.

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