The National Transportation Safety Board recently urged states to lower their limits down from the standard of .08 blood-alcohol content to .05.
Some lawmakers in Springfield weren't willing to embrace the plan. They say drivers in some areas don't have easy access to alternative transportation.
But others support the idea, including DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott:
"Past experience has shown that as we used to be at .10 and then came down to .08, it certianly made a difference in the fatality rate" Scott said.
The NTSB meanwhile says cutting the legal limit would reduce the risk of traffic crashes by half.
Secretary of State Jesse White says the matter needs further study.