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New drunk-driving law in Taiwan
  1. Tsung-Hsueh Lu
  1. Department of Public Health, Chung Shan Medical and Dental College, 23, Section 1, Taichungkang Road, Taichung 403, Taiwan Tel:+886 4 261 4690, fax:+886 4 262 1014 e-mail:

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    To reduce the annual number of 3000 alcohol related traffic accidents in Taiwan, the legislature passed a new drunk-driving law in March 1999. The law makes driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs punishable by either a maximum of one year imprisonment or a fine not exceeding US$1000.

    The new law, however, does not specify a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) …

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