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Encyclopedia > Driving under the influence
Sobriety checkpoint in Germany.
Sobriety checkpoint in Germany.
The driver of this car was under the influence of alcohol and drove into a small guard house in Malaysia.
The driver of this car was under the influence of alcohol and drove into a small guard house in Malaysia.

Driving under the influence of alcohol (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs, is the act of operating a motor vehicle to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. It is a crime in most countries around the world. Drink driving or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (ethanol) or other drugs, to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. ... DUI is a three letter acronym (or initialism) that may stand for: Driving under the influence (of drugs such as alcohol) Democratic Union for Integration — the largest ethnic Albanian party in the Republic of Macedonia Data Use Identifier Data Use Institute Davis Unified Ignition Diving Unlimited International Inc. ... DWI is an acronym which means: Driving while intoxicated, see Driving under the influence Driving while impaired Driving Without Insurance Dance With Intensity (PC game) Danish West Indies Diffusion-weighted imaging Direct water injection Disaster Welfare Inquiry Drinking Water Inspectorate Deal With It! Dwi may also refer to: Dwi-, a... Image File history File links Polizeikontrolle_Rügendamm. ... Image File history File links Polizeikontrolle_Rügendamm. ... Sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks involve law enforcement officials stopping every vehicle (or more typically, every nth vehicle), but often in a far less random way based on the perceptions of the officer, on a public roadway and investigating the possibility that the driver might be impaired to drive. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Mind (disambiguation). ... A motor skill is a skill required for proper usage of skeletal muscles. ...

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Anti-drunk-driving advertising campaigns In most international jurisdictions, anyone who is convicted of injuring or killing someone while under the influence of alcohrol or drugs can be heavily fined, as in France,[6] in addition to being given a lengthy prison sentence. Alcohol advertising is the promotion of alcoholic beverages by alcohol producers through a variety of media. ...


The specific crimeinal offense may be called, depending on the jurisdiction, driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVI), driving under the influence [of alcohol or other drugs] (DUI), driving under the combined influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, driving under the influence per se or drunk in charge [of a vehicle]. Such laws may also apply to boating (as in Canada[7]), piloting aircraft, and even bicycling in some states such as California. // Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by boat typically refers to the recreational use of boats whether power boats, sail boats, or yachts (large vessels), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. ...

First German driving school in 1906, Aschaffenburg.
First German driving school in 1906, Aschaffenburg.

Historically, guilt was established by observed driving symptoms, such as weaving; administering field sobriety tests, such as a walking a straight line heel-to-toe or standing on one leg for 30 seconds; and the arresting officer's subjective opinion of impairment. Starting with the introduction in Norway in 1936 of the world’s first per se law which made it an offense to drive with more than a specified amount of alcohol in the body, objective chemical tests have gradually supplemented the earlier purely judgmental ones. Limits for chemical tests are specific for blood alcohol concentration or concentration of alcohol in breath. Aschaffenburg (IPA: ; dialect: [ˈaʒəˌbɜːʃ]) is a large town in northwest Bavaria, Germany. ... Drunk driving (drink driving in the UK) or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (i. ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ...


With the advent of a scientific test for blood alcohol content (BAC), enforcement regimes moved to pinning culpability for the offense to strict liability based on driving while having more than a prescribed amount of blood alcohol, although this does not preclude the simutaneous existence of the older subjective tests. BAC is most conveniently measured as a simple percent of alcohol in the blood by weight. It does not depend on any units of measurement. In Europe it is usually expressed as milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. The validity of the testing equipment/methods and mathematical relationships for the measurement of breath and blood alcohol have been criticized. (Taylor 2007) Blood alcohol content (BAC) or blood alcohol concentration is the concentration of alcohol in blood. ...


Driving while consuming alcohol may be illegal within a jurisdiction. In some it is illegal for an open container of an alcoholic beverage to be in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle or in some specific area of that compartment. Open container laws, generally, prohibit possessing and/or drinking from a open container of alcohol in certain areas. ...


The German model serves to reduce the number of accidents by identifying unfit drivers and removing them from traffic until their fitness to drive has been established again. The Medical Psychological Assessment (MPA) works for a prognosis of the fitness for drive in future, has an interdisciplinary basic approach and offers the chance of individual rehabilitation to the offender.[1]


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Central Asia

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East Asia

  • China: 0.02% (CNY $200-$500 fine, 1-3 months license suspension); 0.08% (up to 15 days prison, 3-6 months license suspension, CNY 500-2000 fine) Ministry of Public Safety
  • Hong Kong: 0.05%. If driving under alcohol influence beyond legal limit, one can be fined and jailed for up to 3 years.
  • Japan: 0.03% [8] [since June 2002]
  • Republic of Korea: 0.05%

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Northern Africa

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Northern Asia

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South Asia

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South-East Asia

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Western Asia

  • Armenia: Zero
  • Azerbaijan: Zero
  • Georgia: 0.03%
  • Iran: No limit, alcohol is banned.
  • Israel: 0.05%
  • Jordan: Zero
  • Kuwait: No limit, alcohol is banned.
  • Saudi Arabia: No limit, alcohol is banned.
  • Turkey: zero for commercial transportation and public service drivers. Turkey’s 0.05%[2] limit only applies to passenger-less compact vehicles; for all others it is 0.00%.

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Western Pacific

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Africa

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The Americas

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North America

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Canada

The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 made it a "peer se" offence to drive with a blood alcohol content (BCAC) in excess of 80 mg/100 ml of blood. Refusal of a police officer's demand to provide a breath sample was made an offence at the same time anrd both began as summary conviction offences, with a mandatory minimum C$50 fine.[4] Blood alcohol content (BAC) or blood alcohol concentration is the concentration of alcohol in blood. ... In the law of many common law jurisdictions, a summary offence (or summary offense) is an offence which can be tried without an indictment. ... FINE was created in 1998 and is an informal association of the four main Fair Trade networks: F Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) I International Fair Trade Association (IFAT) N Network of European Worldshops (NEWS!) and E European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) // The aim of FINE is to enable these...


, contrary to section 253(b) of the Criminal Code. See Criminal Code Sections 253 to 259 Both offences can be committed by a person who is actually operating or driving a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or railway equipment or by a person who has care or control of such a vehicle. Care or control includes actual care or control and presumed care or control section 258(1)(a) where the person occupies the driver's seat. The latter is often the case where police find an individual sleeping behind the wheel.


The offences are usually investigated by the police coming across a driver with either an erratic driving pattern or who has been pulled over. The police may immediately have grounds to arrest for impaired driving and make an approved instrument demand section 254(3). Those grounds are based on various indicia of impairment. If the police merely have a suspicion of alcohol in the individual's body, they may make a demand section 254(2)that the driver give a sample of his breath into an approved screening device, which will determine the driver's blood-alcohol concentration on a preliminary, non-evidentiary basis. Based on the screening device results, if the police believe on reasonable and probable grounds that the driver is committing an offence under section 253 of the Criminal Code, the police can demand that the driver go to the police station to give samples of his breath for an approved instrument test, which would be used to prosecute the driver for over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The expression approved screening device is a Canadian term defined in the Criminal Code of Canada as: approved screening device means a device of a kind that is designed to ascertain the presence of alcohol in the blood of a person and that is approved for the purposes of this... The expression approved instrument is a Canadian term defined [1] in the Criminal Code of Canada as: approved instrument means an instrument of a kind that is designed to receive and make an analysis of a sample of the breath of a person in order to measure the concentration of...


The minimum punishments for impaired driving or driving over 0.08% are:

  • For the first offense: $600 fine, 1-year driving prohibition; or jail time
  • For the second offense: 14 days jail, 2-year driving prohibition
  • For the third or subsequent offense: 90 days jail, 3-year driving prohibition.

In addition to the federal criminal laws, all provincial governments have enacted their own measures against impaired driving. Such laws complement the federal laws (part of the double aspect doctrine of Canadian constitutional law). Some provinces will suspend a driver's licence upon him or her being charged with impaired driving, rather than being convicted. Some provinces will automatically impose a licence suspension that runs longer than the driving prohibition handed down by the court. Provincial and federal driving prohibitions run concurrently if imposed for the same offence(s)at the same time. FINE was created in 1998 and is an informal association of the four main Fair Trade networks: F Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) I International Fair Trade Association (IFAT) N Network of European Worldshops (NEWS!) and E European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) // The aim of FINE is to enable these... A county jail is a place of detention for people awaiting trial, or for those who have been convicted of a misdemeanor and are serving a sentence of less than one year. ... Double aspect is a legal doctrine in Canadian constitutional law that allows for laws to be created by both provincial and federal governments in relation to the same subject matter. ... The building of the Supreme Court of Canada, the chief authority on the interpretation of the Constitution of Canada. ... Parallel programming (also concurrent programming), is a computer programming technique that provides for the execution of operations concurrently, either within a single computer, or across a number of systems. ...


In Ontario, a person convicted of a DUI must also complete an 8 month training course [5] and install an ignition interlock device for a period of one year after the licence suspension. [6] A breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BIID or IID) is a mechanism similar to a breathalyzer which is installed in a vehicles dashboard. ...


Jail time can be imposed for any first time Criminal Code drinking and driving offence. Jail is appropriate where there is an accident and/or the readings are high. Readings above 160 mg/100mLs are an aggravating circumstance .[7] Jail is the minimum punishment for second and third offences.[8]


Foreigners with recent (in the past 5 years) drunk-driving criminal convictions are generally refused entry at the border. Canada's Immigration Act section 36 considers any foreign drinking and driving outstanding charge or conviction as an Indictable offence (similar to a felony) unless a prosecutor has chosen to proceed by summary conviction.[9]


On January 27, 2001, Andrey Knyazev, a Russian diplomat in Canada killed a Canadian woman while drinking and driving. He was imprisoned in Russia. This incident triggered a crackdown on drunk driving by diplomats in Canada. is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Andrey Knyazev is a former Russian diplomat in Canada, who became notorious when, on January 27, 2001, he struck and killed a Canadian woman while driving drunk. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ...


On Dec 15, 2005, Charly Hart of Watford, Ontario, a man with a 35-year history of impaired driving which included thirty-nine convictions, was on the occasion of his latest such conviction sentenced to six years in prison, the most severe penalty ever handed down in Canada when the offence did not involve a fatality, and the maximum sentence permitted under the law.[10] December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Watford is located in Lambton County, Ontario, Canada. ...


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United States

Signs like this warn drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence and how "you can't afford it". This sign is common in Pennsylvania.
Signs like this warn drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence and how "you can't afford it". This sign is common in Pennsylvania.

All 50 states now have two statutory offenses[10]. The first is the traditional offense, variously called driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), driving while intoxicated/impaired (DWI)[11] or operating while intoxicated/impaired (OWI). The second and more recent is the so-called illegal per se offense of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% (previously 0.1%) or higher. The first offense requires proof of intoxication, although evidence of BAC is admissible as rebuttably presumptive evidence of that intoxication; the second requires only proof of BAC at the time of being in physical control of a motor vehicle. An accused may be convicted of both offenses, but may only be punished for one. Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... The term, illegal per se, means that the act is inherently illegal. ... For other senses of this word, see evidence (disambiguation). ...


It is also a criminal offense in all states to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs DUID, or under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs; the drugs themselves need not be illegal, but can be prescription or even over-the-counter. This offense requires evidence of impairment as a result of the drugs or drugs and alcohol, although some states have passed laws making driving with the mere presence of certain drugs a criminal offense. A number of states have expanded upon DUI laws to make operating a motor vehicle while impaired a punishable offense, which includes sleep deprived driving, among other things.[citation needed] DUID is the acronym that stands for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. ... Sleep deprived driving is the operation of a motor vehicle while being cognitively impaired by a lack of sleep. ...


Some states also include a lesser charge of driving with a BAC of 0.05%; other states limit this offense to drivers under the age of 21. All states also now have zero tolerance laws: the license of anyone under 21 driving with a BAC of .01% or higher (.02% in some states) will be suspended.[12] Zero tolerance is a strict approach to rule enforcement. ...


The blood-alcohol limit for commercial drivers is 0.04%. [13] Commercial drivers are also subject to stricter punishments for exceeding the blood-alcohol limit. [14]


The validity of the testing equipment and mathematical methods for the measurement of breath and blood alcohol has been severely criticized [11].


Pilots of aircraft may not fly less than eight hours after consuming alcohol, while under the impairing influence of alcohol or any other drug, or while showing a blood alcohol concentration equal to or greater than 0.04 grams per decilitre of blood.[15]


The various versions of "driving under the influence" generally constitute a misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year in jail) . However, the offense may be elevated to a felony (punishable by a longer term in state prison) if the incident caused serious injury (felony DUI), death (vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide), or extensive property damage (a state specified dollar amount) or if the defendant has a designated number of prior DUI convictions within a given time period (commonly, 3 prior convictions within 7 years). California, which is being followed by a growing number of states, now charges second-degree murder where the legal state of mind of malice exists -- that is, where the defendant exhibited a reckless indifference to the lives of others [12]. A misdemeanor, or misdemeanour, in many common law legal systems, is a lesser criminal act. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Administrative License Suspension (ALS) • If you are stopped for drunk driving and you refuse to take the sobriety test, or if your test results exceed the legal limit of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), the officer can take your driver's license on the spot, and the suspension begins immediately (Florida).[16] • Depending on previous offenses or refusals, you can have your license automatically suspended for a period of 90 days to five years, or permanently revoked for multiple DWI convictions (Connecticut).[17] • As of 2005, only nine states did not have ALS laws: Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Tennessee.[13] This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym Connecticuter or Connecticutian[2] Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[4] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[5] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km...


An SR-22 is an official documentation required to redeem a suspended drivers license and get your car registered at the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A SR22 Filing is a form issued by an insurance company which removes a suspension order placed by the DMV's office on your driving privilege. The most common reason for an SR22 filing is when you are arrested for Driving Under Intoxication (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The filing provides a guarantee to the state that an insurance company has issued at least minimum liability coverage for the person making that filing and that the insurance company will notify the DMV should the insurance ever lapse for any reason.


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South America

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Europe

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European Union

  • Austria: 0.05% and 0.01% for drivers who have held a licence for less than 2 years and drivers of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes
  • Belgium: 0.05%[2]
  • Bulgaria: 0.05%
  • Czech Republic: Zero[2]
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark: 0.05%, imprisonment if over 0.08%, zero if involved in an accident
  • Estonia: Zero
  • France: 0.05%[2], 0.08% (aggravated)
  • Finland: 0.05%[2], 0.12% (aggravated)
  • Germany: zero for beginners (less than 2 years' experience and drivers under the age of 21) as well as drivers making commercial transportation of passengers; 0.03% in conjunction with any other traffic offence or accident; 0.05% without evidence of alcoholic impact; 0.11% => driver licence withdrawn for about one year; 0.16% => regranting of the licence requires a successful medical-psychological driver assessment[18][19][20]
  • Greece: 0.05%[2] and 0.02% for drivers who have held a license for less than 2 years and bus drivers
  • Hungary: Zero[2]
  • Ireland: 0.08%[2], to be reduced to 0.05% or 0.02% for learner and professional drivers.[21]
  • Italy: 0.05%[2]
  • Latvia: 0.02% for drivers with less than 2 years' experience and 0.05% for those with more than 2 years' experience
  • Lithuania: 0.04%[2]
  • Luxembourg: 0.05% and 0.02% for professional drivers and drivers with less than 2 years of experience (since October 1st, 2007)
  • Malta: 0.08%[2]
  • Netherlands: 0.05%[2], 0.02% for drivers with less than 5 years' experience
  • Poland: 0.02%[2]
  • Portugal: 0.05%[2]
  • Romania: Zero
  • Slovakia: Zero[2]
  • Slovenia: Zero for drivers with 2 years or less experience and professional drivers, 0.24 mg/l (0.05%) for all others.
  • Spain: 0.05%[22] and 0.03% for drivers with less than 2 years experience and drivers of freight vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, and of passenger vehicles with more than 9 seats.
  • Sweden: 0.02% (up to 6 months imprisonment), 0.10% (up to 2 years imprisonment)
  • United Kingdom: 0.08%[2]
Main article: Drink driving (United Kingdom)

In the UK, driving or attempting to drive whilst above the legal limit or unfit through drink carries a maximum penalty of six months' imprisonment, a fine of up to £5,000 and a minimum 12 months' driving ban. An endorsement for a drink-driving offence remains on a driving licence for 11 years. Being in charge of a vehicle whilst over the legal limit or unfit through drink could result in three months' imprisonment plus a fine of up to £2,500 and a driving ban. // On average 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured each year in drink-drive collisions in Great Britain. ...


The penalty for refusing to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for analysis is a maximum six months' imprisonment, up to £5000 fine and a driving ban of at least 12 months. Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison, a minimum two-year driving ban and a requirement to pass an extended driving test before the offender is able to drive legally again.


Note: "Zero" usually means "below detection limit".


Other European countries

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Australia

A road side warning in Victoria, Australia.
A road side warning in Victoria, Australia.

Road laws are state or territory based, but all states and territories have set the maximum BAC at 0.05%. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 355 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 355 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ...


In Australia, laws allow police officers to stop any driver and perform a random breath test without reason. Roadblocks can be set up - for example leading out of town centres on Friday and Saturday nights, or during football or other events - where every single driver will be breath-tested. This differs from UK and US laws, where police generally need a reason to suspect that the driver is intoxicated, before issuing a breath and/or sobriety test.


Australian Capital Territory

  • 0.02% for drivers holding a learner, provisional, probationary or restricted licence; or for drivers of a heavy vehicle (>4,500 kg GVM), dangerous goods vehicle, Commonwealth (government) vehicle, public passenger vehicle (e.g. taxi or bus), private hire car or restricted hire car
  • 0.05% for motorcyclists and all other drivers

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New South Wales

  • Zero for Learner and Provisional licences
  • 0.02% for Drivers of vehicles of "gross vehicle mass" greater than 13.9 tonnes, vehicles carrying dangerous goods or public vehicles such as a taxi or bus.
  • 0.05% for all other drivers

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Northern Territory

  • Zero for provisional (probationary) licence holders.
  • 0.05% for all other drivers.

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Queensland

  • A Zero limit applies to the drivers of trucks, buses, articulated vehicles, vehicles carrying dangerous goods, pilot vehicles, taxis, all learner drivers and provisional drivers under 25 years of age.
  • 0.05% for other drivers.
  • Zero limit for methamphetamine, Cannabis and MDMA.

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South Australia

  • Zero limit for learner, provisional, probationary, heavy (greater than 15 tonne) vehicle, taxis, licensed chauffeured vehicles, dangerous goods, and bus licences.
  • 0.05% for all other drivers.
  • Zero limit for methamphetamine, Cannabis and MDMA.

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Tasmania

  • Zero limit for learner, provisional, truck, bus, and taxi licences.
  • 0.05% for all other drivers.

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Victoria

  • Zero limit applies for unlicensed drivers, holders of learner permits and probationary licences, "professional" drivers, and certain relicensed drink-drivers.
  • Below 0.05% for most other drivers.
  • Zero limit for methamphetamine, Cannabis and MDMA.

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  • Limits apply within 3 hours of driving - that is, police can require a person to submit to an alcohol or drugs test within 3 hours of driving and it is an offence to fail that test, unless the drug or alcohol use occurred after driving (see Road Safety Act 1986, ss. 49, 53 and 55E).
  • Licences cancelled for certain serious drink-driving offences may only be reissued after obtaining a court order. This is the case for repeat offenders, and first offenders above 0.15% . In such cases, the relicensed driver is subject to a zero limit for 3 years following relicensing, or for as long as the person is required to use an alcohol interlock.
  • Alcohol interlocks must be imposed whenever a repeat drink-driver is relicensed.
  • A court also has discretion to impose an alcohol interlock when relicensing a first offender in certain serious cases, generally when the offence involves a BAC of 0.15% or higher.
  • If a doctor sees any patient who is aged 15 years or over as a result of a motor vehicle accident, the patient must allow the doctor to take a blood sample for testing for alcohol and drug content in a way that preserves the chain of evidence. If this process is skipped the doctor may not be able to discover the alcohol blood level. The results can be used as evidence in subsequent court proceedings.
  • The law allows a police officer to require any driver (or any person who has driven a vehicle within the last three hours) to perform a random saliva test for methamphetamine, Cannabis or MDMA, all of which are subject to a zero limit (see Road Safety Act 1986: ss. 49, 55E & 55D)

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Western Australia

  • 0.02% for learner, provisional (probationary) licence holders (0.00% as from July 1 2008) or persons convicted of driving under the influence (for three years after the offence) and failing to comply with a request for breath, blood or urine (for three years after the offence).
  • 0.05% for all other drivers.

Readings over 0.08% but under 0.15% BAC, and 0.15% BAC and above (legally defined as Drink Driving) comprise separate offences, the latter attracting heavier penalties. Persistent offenders may be barred from driving for terms up to and including life, and may also be imprisoned. Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person...


The law allows a police officer to require any driver to perform a random saliva test for methamphetamine, Cannabis or MDMA, all of which are subject to a zero limit


References

  1. ^ Müller & Laub 2006. The Medical Psychological Assessment: An Opportunity for the Individual, Safety for the General Public
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits Worldwide, International Centre For Policy Studies. Page retrieved 30 October 2006
  3. ^ This is according to section 185 of Motor Vehicles Act 1988. On first offence, the punishment is imprisonment of 6 months and/or fine of 2000 Indian Rupees (INR). If the second offence is committed within three years, the punishment is 2 years and/or fine of 3000 Indian Rupees (INR). The clause of 30 mg/dL was added by an amendment in 1994. It came into effect beginning 14 November 1994.
  4. ^ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (May 1999). "Toward Eliminating Impaired Driving — Chapter 2: Legislative Background". . Parliament of Canada Retrieved on 2008-04-14.
  5. ^ [1]Back on Track Programme
  6. ^ [2]Highway Traffic Act, section 41.2
  7. ^ [3]Criminal Code of Canada, section 255.1
  8. ^ [4]Criminal Code of Canada, section 255(1)
  9. ^ [5]Immigration Act, Canada, section 36
  10. ^ Alcohol-Related Laws: Full Report by State
  11. ^ See, e.g., N.Y. Vehicle and traffic law, section 1192, found at New York Assembly official web site. Go to "Bill Search and Legislative Materials", then "New York State Laws." Accessed March 17, 2008.
  12. ^ Zero Tolerance
  13. ^ 49 CFR 382.20
  14. ^ Commercial Drivers
  15. ^ 14 CFR 91.17, also known as Federal Air Regulation 91.17
  16. ^ Florida Administrative Suspension Laws (Accessed 14 May 2008)
  17. ^ Connecticut DWI Law (Accessed 05 Jan 2008)
  18. ^ Medical-psychological assessment as prerequisites for regranting of licences
  19. ^ Traffic expert congress ´Fit-to-drive 2006´ Evaluation of the medical-psychological assessment procedure MPA in Germany
  20. ^ Hints for your MPA - Customer information of TÜV SÜD Group
  21. ^ Irish Independent - "One pint too much as drive limit cut"
  22. ^ El alcohol y la conducción (page in Spanish). Page retrieved 30 October 2006.
  23. ^ UK Government Advice on Gibraltar Page retrieved 30 October 2006.

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See also

Blood alcohol content (BAC) or blood alcohol concentration is the concentration of alcohol in blood. ... An Intoximeters Alcosensor IV breathalyzer A breathalyzer (or breathalyser) is a device for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample. ... Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. ... Expungement is often equated to the sealing or destroying of legal records. ... This Manhattan driver is juggling two phones at once It has been argued that the distraction caused by using mobile phones while driving is responsible for many road traffic accidents. ... Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, is a single-issue non-profit anti-alcohol organization in the United States and Canada. ... The National Motorists Association (NMA) is a political advocacy group in the United States and Canada representing the interests of motorists. ... Responsibility in DUI Laws, Inc. ... Sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks involve law enforcement officials stopping every vehicle (or more typically, every nth vehicle), but often in a far less random way based on the perceptions of the officer, on a public roadway and investigating the possibility that the driver might be impaired to drive. ...

External links

  • roadsafety.qld.gov.au
  • thinkroadsafety.gov.uk
  • ltsa.govt.nz
  • Fit to drive. 3rd International Fit to Drive Congress in Prague, June 19th - 20th, 2008
  • Break the Law, Pay the Price, Ontario Ministry of Transportation website educating drivers on the consequences of being caught driving impaired in the province
  • A Consequence of Drinking and Driving (Private Outreach Effort by a Convicted Drunken Driver Serving Prison Time For Murder)
  • Campaign Against Drinking and Driving (UK organisation)
  • DUI Solutions Organization
  • Responsibility in DUI Laws (Considers .08 BAC limit too low. Seeks to lessen penalties)
  • DUI Glossary
  • BBC News - Drug-drivers targeted in campaign 30/07/07
  • Drunk Driving Accident Pictures.
  • Drunk Driving Laws, Fines & Penalties in the United States
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