Let’s hope MADD doesn’t hear about this…
MOTC Proposes Tougher Law
Against Drunk Driving
Taipei, Taiwan. April 9 – Government authorities are seeking to toughen the law against drunk driving, proposing to punish passengers who ride with drunk drivers.
The current law stipulates that a driver whose blood-alcohol level exceeds 0.25mg per liter faces a fine ranging from NT$15,000 to NT$60,000, depending on the type of vehicle driven and the driver’s blood-alcohol content.
But a new joint proposal from the National Police Agency (NPA) and the Ministry of Traffic and Communications (MOTC) would lower the 0.25mg per liter limit to 0.15mg per liter.
The agencies also propose penalties for passengers riding with drunk drivers.
If a driver’s blood-alcohol level exceeds 0.15mg per liter, passengers in his or her vehicle face a fine ranging from NT$6,000 to NT$18,000.
I can see the wheels turning at MADD headquarters: Why not arrest all immediate relatives of drunk drivers? Or, at least, anyone who tries to post bail for them? Or maybe…