BROOKLYN - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging lawmakers to lower the blood alcohol limit for drivers by 35 percent.

According to the federal safety officials, their research shows serious impairments in cognitive and visual functions begin at .05, but the current allowable level is .08.

The recommendation comes just days after a drunken driving accident in Williamsburg that claimed the life of 21-year-old Janice Brown. Driver Ayisha Dobson, 23, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, DWI and reckless driving.