VIDEO: Taiwan cracks down on drunk driving with higher fines

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 03 July, 2019
By: John Van Trieste

Police monitor the roads for drunk drivers.

Police monitor the roads for drunk drivers.[/caption] Taiwan has launched a crackdown on drunk driving, and work by police to catch drunk drivers in the act is already proving successful. It isn’t just drivers getting caught either- included in a raft of new measures are fines targeted at drunk drivers’ passengers.

Over 300 people were hit with fines Tuesday as stiffer punishments for drunk driving took effect.

Under the new rules, drunk motorists can be fined up to NT$120,000 (US$3,900). Riding a scooter of motorcycle under the influence may now lead to fines of up to NT$90,000 (US$2,900).

Meanwhile, the penalty for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test or refusing to stop at a testing checkpoint has been doubled to NT$180,000 (US$5,800)    [FULL  STORY]

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