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Drunken Driving - Law in Some of the Countries

Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 19, 2019
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Drunken Driving - Law in Some of the Countries

World over there are problems related to drunken driving.

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"One in every 122 licensed drivers in the US was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in 1997." - US Department of Transportation.

"During 1998, nearly a quarter of Australian men and a tenth of Australian women drove while under the influence." - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

In England the law says that if the intake exceeds 80mg per 100ml of blood, the minimum disqualification from driving is one year for the first offense. For the second offense within a period of ten years, the sentence can go up disqualification for three years. Substantial fine and an imprisonment of up to six months can also be imposed.

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jay1313

CAN A PERSON DRIVE A VEHICLE- FOUR WHEEL WITH ALCOHOL INTAKE OF MORE THAN 0.9%. OR SAY 95 MGM LEVEL.. IS IT MEDICALLY POSSIBLE TO DRIVE A FOUR WHEELER FOR 40 KM WITH 0.95% OR 9.5 MG OF ALCOHOL

PaulFlessis

Even Dubai is quite strict for drunken driving. They take photos - from Police cameras and people get booked with hefty fines.

shivh

Can someone help me by telling me how much wine or beer or whisky can I drink which will keep me below the permissable levels under the Indian law of 30mg. i shall be grateful. Shiv Hazari

PaulFlessis

Better not drink mate. Why drink in the first place..?

Greatguru10

How does 30mg/100ml translate in terms of the amount of Alchohol that can be consumed by an individual and keep him within this safe limit. Will having a bottle of beer keep within this safe thresh hold. I know BAC depends on a lot of other factors...but I guess a safe limit can be arrived at in terms of bottles of beer.....or a CHOTA or a BADA peg.......Cheerio.

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