Liuzhou Laowai

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54 Drunks

Liuzhou police stopped and breathalysed an undisclosed number of drivers over the Spring Festival between February 12th and 20th. 54 drivers failed the test, with one recording 115 mg/100 ml (the legal limit is 80 mg). Most were given 12 penalty points, banned from driving for 6 months and a ¥1000 fine.

A derisory punishment. Until they start handing out meaningful punishments for drunk driving, the situation will never change.

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8 Responses to “54 Drunks”

  1. John Perry Says:

    Needs not only a proper fine, but also getting the legal limit to 30mg/100mL

    But how was the punishment situation 15 years?

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    What are you trying to say about “15 years”? Don’t understand.

  3. Robert Says:

    The legal limit of 80 mg or .08% is pretty generous ; more than any western country I can think of . I think a lot of drivers would have their judgement impaired at this limit . Nothing against having a few drinks , just don’t get behind the wheel afterwards .

  4. David Says:

    The UK limit is the same at 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood (35 microgrammes / 100 millilitres of breath) . Most other European countries are 50 mg / 100 mill blood .
    Of course , just like my singing and dancing my driving is far superior when loaded , as are my jokes especially when endlessly repeated…..

  5. Matt Says:

    The standard in the US is .08%. I presume that translates to 80mg/100ml.

  6. David Says:

    The same as China . Seems to be the industry standard .

  7. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    I read that the limit in Scotland is 22mg/100mL. There is no “UK limit”. Those powers have been devolved.

  8. David Says:

    The abstinent Scottish nature has always been an inspiration

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