RESERVATIONS: The transportation ministry said no similar device exists for motorcycles and a drunk driver could ask a sober person to unlock the device for them
Date: Mar 26, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications supports the use of ignition interlock
devices to curb drunk-driving recidivism, a source close to the ministry said.
The ministry’s apparent change in stance came after a meeting of the legislature’s Transportation Committee yesterday.
The committee was charged with conducting a preliminary review of proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act (道路交通管理處罰條例) ahead of a plenary session today.
Lawmakers could push the amendments through their second and third reading today if negotiations between legislative party caucuses and ministry officials go smoothly.