Taiwan to introduce bicycle DUI law

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/30
By: Huang Li-yun and Evelyn Kao

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Taipei, June 30 (CNA) From July 1, anyone caught riding a bicycle, electric bike or tricycle under the influence of alcohol will be subject for the first time to a fine of NT$600-NT$1,200 (US$19.74-US$39.48), while those refusing to take a breathalyzer test will be fined NT$2,400, the National Police Agency said Sunday.

The agency made the announcement in a statement a day before amendments to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, which cleared the legislative floor March 26, come into effect on July 1.

Under the amended act, motorists convicted of first time DUI offenses will be subject to fines of NT$30,000-NT$120,000, while the penalty for motorcyclists is unchanged at NT$15,000-NT$90,000.

Those with two offenses in five years will face fines of NT$90,000-NT$120,000 for the second offense.    [FULL  STORY]

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