Skip to content

Thursday November 26, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT

Commissioner

TOP STORY

Highway Safety

Q&A

.05 Frequently Asked Questions

Friday December 28, 2018

The 2017 Utah Legislature passed HB155 “Driving Under the Influence and Public Safety Revisions.” The bill takes effect on December 30, 2018. The following information may be utilized to address inquiries about the new, lower BAC limit. Here are some frequently asked questions presented to our Department. 

Below you can download a PDF of the frequently asked questions presented to our Department by the public and stakeholders. 

More information:

On December 30th, Utah law regulating a driver’s blood alcohol concentration will change. Instead of a .08 threshold, the new per se limit will be .05. As far as the Utah Highway Patrol is concerned, it will be business as usual and troopers will not change their behavior when evaluating a driver to determine if s/he is impaired. In this video, Colonel Rapich discusses the elements of DUI investigations.

SHARE THIS STORY

More from the News Room

Motorcyclist Killed on I-80

June 2020

Fatal Crash: San Juan County on SR-191 at Milepost 78

May 2020

Utah’s New Lane Filtering Law

May 2019

UHP’s 1st annual “Fill the Hive – Food Drive” for the Utah Food Bank

November 2020

DPS Aero Bureau Encounters Monolith in Red Rock Country

November 2020

Trooper Geoffrey Hall Successfully Intercepts a Wrong-Way Driver on I-15 Near Nephi

November 2020