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NTSB says current drunk driving limits are too low

Drivers in Georgia are considered dangerously intoxicated when they get behind the wheel with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher. Despite years-long campaigning by the National Transportation Safety Board to reduce the drunk driving threshold in the United States to .05 percent, these calls have largely fallen on deaf ears. Opponents of stricter drunk driving laws say lowering permissible BAC levels would adversely affect the hospitality and tourism sectors and turn safe drivers into criminals. However, the results of a recent study suggest that the public is unconvinced by these arguments.

Developing an advance health care directive

For most individuals, thinking about your medical wishes if you become incapacitated or pass away is not a pleasant conversation, but it is entirely necessary. Establishing a trusted individual to carry out your wishes gives you, your family and your agent peace of mind if a tragic health event should occur.

Increased wealth and credit discrepancies may boost divorce risk

There are many wonderful benefits associated with economic growth in Virginia and other parts of the country. However, having a larger bank account and more financial responsibilities more may not be so good for some marriages. A survey of more than 2,000 adults by a leading bank holding company found that money is the top source of relationship stress. Thirty-five percent of the individuals surveyed also considered finances to be the main "trouble spot" with their significant other.

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