The most current examples of drunk drivers punishment
October 8, 1967 in the UK for the first time adopted a law regulating the alcohol content in the blood of drivers, the same measuring tube have been used. After 10 years, experts have found that due to this law, were saved from death on the roads for more than 6 000 people.
We decided to compare the practices permitted norms ppm drivers around the world and picked up relevant examples of penalties for driving under the influence.
To begin with neighboring Belarus, where quite harsh laws: if the rate exceeds 0, 04 ppm for the first time, the driver will pay up to 12,500 dollars and lose the license for three years. During a relapse may be sent to prison - criminalized.
In the Czech Republic, as well as in some Eastern European countries, for example - Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, approved by the "zero tolerance to alcohol", ie, 0, 0 ppm, and in case of violations of the law the penalty is 200-470.. Euro.
Previously, such a measure was applied in Croatia, but under the pressure of tourism companies the law was changed, and now the maximum permissible level of alcohol in the driver's blood is 0, 5 ppm - is approximately 40 ml. vodka or a glass of white wine. If the drunk driver violates traffic rules or gets into an accident, it also triggered the principle of "zero tolerance". But the penalty for drunken driving is relatively small - from 70 euros.
According to a pan-European system of rules of traffic permitted alcohol level should not exceed 0, 5 ppm. Such a rule is set in almost all Western European countries. However, drivers with less than two years old or under 21 years and taxi drivers get behind the wheel, even with a small amount of alcohol in blood is strictly forbidden. When the accident occurred, the punishment threatened for any non-zero alcohol content. In Germany, the "well-drunk" driver, hitting the first time, pays 500 euros, the second time - 1000 euros, costing as much as a third violation of 3000 euros!
In England, impunity can be used to 0, 8 per thousand, it's almost 2 glasses of wine. But here is the largest in Europe, the penalties for drunk driving - 7200 euros!
By the way, the very first driver fined for drunk driving, has become a London taxi driver George Smith: September 10, 1897, he was fined by as much as 25 shillings.
In the country expensive wines for drunk driving, ie drinking more than one glass, the driver threatened with a summons and a fine of 135 euros (up to 0, 8 per thousand), EUR 4,500 for exceeding 0, 8 per thousand and 30 thousand euro, if it was an accident. In the case of serious consequences of the accident - 150 thousand euros and 10 years in prison. France All motorists should carry a kit to test for blood alcohol content - and that is interesting, coming out of the restaurant, for example, they need to take advantage of before you get into the car. The absence of such a set with them, respectively, subject to a fine.
Frankly, it is difficult to imagine a rest on the Cote d'Azur respectable travelers, who after dinner with wine, sitting in some Porsche suddenly start measuring at ppm ...
In America, everything is strictly: lovers of drink can go to prison for a term of six months to one year, as well as being subjected to prolonged deprivation of a driver's license. Permitted blood alcohol levels - 0, 8 per thousand (for the over 21 years old drivers). The driver for the first time caught drunk (and not become a cause of the accident), it will get off with a fine of $ 300 and the deprivation of rights for six months. But it can stop only in case of violation of the rules. If he gets the police for the second time in ten years, a fine can be up to five thousand dollars, in the third - to 10 thousand dollars. If a drunk driver caused fatal accidents, he will receive 10 years in prison, but according to the laws of a particular state standards may be different. All this applies to the US and European countries, in which habits are quite tolerant. Let's see how things work in the Asian countries?
In the driver's Singapore, which ulichat that he got behind the wheel drunk, can flog. To punish drunk driver applies stick blows (more than one meter in length and about a centimeter in thickness). In addition to corporal punishment, the motorist runs a risk to a fine of 200-230 Singapore dollars (one Singapore dollar ~ 0, 75 US dollars). However, 0, 08 ppm is allowed humanely.
In China, the law is particularly severe. One driver, who arranged an accident with fatal outcome, were sentenced to death. If the motorist simply caught in a drunken state and member of unpleasant road situations has not yet become, the responsibility would still be a criminal - for the period from 1 month to 6. In addition, the envisaged three-year deprivation of rights. Well, 0, 0 ppm, respectively.
At about the same things and in Thailand. Drunken culprit of the accident, which killed people, could be sentenced to capital punishment. Despite this, 0, 05 ppm is still allowed.
This country is also very hard on the citizens of drunk driving - drunk driver (more than 0, 03 ppm) face serious fines and deprivation of rights in the long term. If drunken perpetrator of the accident fled the accident scene, the rights will be taken away for 10 years. In Japan the "dry law" for drivers. The country is being punished not only the drunk drivers, but passengers when passing them in the car. If the driver would be drunk, his every adult passenger has to pay a fine equivalent to $ 3,000. Exclusion is not made even for passengers routing and coaches. The driver also faces a minimum fine of $ 8,700 or five years in prison. The driver may be debarred for life, if it is, driving cars in a drunken state, got killed by one or more pedestrians.
In Japan, the bartender did not even have the right to sell alcoholic beverages, if he knows that the visitor behind the wheel. For such an offense may be deprived of a bar license.
In the Emirates, as in most of the Arab countries (and Islamic at all) talk about the punishment for drunk drivers is not possible. There is an offense to use of alcohol itself, as Islam forbids the faithful to touch the wine.