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Some drunk driving laws from around the world



Canada - Legal limit 0.08% BAC
Minimum penalties
For the first offence: $1,000 fine, 1-year driving prohibition;
For the second offence: 30 days jail, 2-year driving prohibition;
For the third or subsequent offence: 120 days jail, 3-year driving prohibition.

Brazil- Legal limit 0.00% BAC
Persons at or above 0.01% receive a fine and have their license suspended for 12 months. Above 0.06% is deemed a crime punishable by imprisonment.

Ireland- Legal limit 0.05% BAC
Two-year driving ban and 1500 Euro fine on first offense.

Australia- Legal limit 0.05% BAC
Laws allow police officers to stop any driver and perform a random breath test without reason.

Germany- Legal limit 0.05% BAC
First offense if above 0.05 but below 0.11 is a fine. First offense at 0.11 or above is one year driving prohibition. First offense at 0.16 or above is minimum one year driving prohibition plus successful completion of a medical psychological assessment in order to have license reissued.

France- Legal limit 0.05% BAC
First offense above 0.05 but below 0.08, 135 Euro fine and up to 3 years suspended license. First offense above 0.08, 4500 Euro fine, 3 years suspended license, and up to 2 years imprisonment.

The following countries have legal limits of 0.00% FOR ALL DRIVERS: Czech Republic, Israel, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, Paraguay, Slovakia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Oman, Nepal.



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genro
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This is just a small sampling. The US has by far the weakest drunk driving laws in the developed world and possibly the weakest anywhere.





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Those other countries don't know how to drive like we do.







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mike will not like this thread





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Land of the free





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I say we go with Brazil's





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Tiger in NY
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The following countries have legal limits of 0.00% FOR ALL DRIVERS:


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Russia




Yeah right. They sure don't seem to enforce shite then. Maybe that is just a limit to allow the cops some leverage to get a bribe out of you.






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mikelbr
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mike will not like this thread



note to self. Do not rent a car if visiting these countries.






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Brazil- Legal limit 0.00% BAC
Persons at or above 0.01% receive a fine and have their license suspended for 12 months. Above 0.06% is deemed a crime punishable by imprisonment.


This seems reasonable.






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THEdeathvalley
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Laws allow police officers to stop any driver and perform a random breath test without reason.


This isn't the law here, but people can get pulled over for the most random reasons.

There are two solutions I think to stop drunk driving.

Either
1) Lower limit to .04/.05, and people won't drive after drinking more than a drink.
2) Leave it at ~.08 but make the rules much more strict. Fines, suspensions, probation.

Most people don't just get 1 DUI. You read the reveille and students are getting their 2,3, or 4th....

I don't really care one way or the other on changing the current laws. It could help, it could make it worse.






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FYI, if you have a BAC 0.06% or higher in Brazil, you get 6 months minimum in prison. Maximum 3 years. First offense.


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statutory limits can be misleading. China has child labor laws after all. What are the enforcement rates, typical sentences?





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Would create a lot of jobs. The need for cabs would skyrocket.





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Tchefuncte Tiger
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In Bahrain all they have to do is smell booze on your breath and you're going down.





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Angola: No limit
Benin: 0.05%
Cape Verde: 0.08%
Central African Republic: 0.08%
Comoros: No Limit[citation needed]
Congo: No limit
Ethiopia: No limit

Brunei: Alcohol is banned
Kuwait: No limit, alcohol is banned.
Saudi Arabia: No limit, alcohol is banned






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Alcohol should be banned everywhere. We should be getting high instead of getting drunk





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Those other countries don't know how to drive like we do.


This.

MADD sucks, but self-driving Google cars will surely save the day.






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Malaysia has some fricked up laws if I remember correctly





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Brazil- Legal limit 0.00% BAC


That's fricking stupid. Mouthwash will make you blow over 0.00.






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First Louisiana DWI 1st DUI Conviction
Jail – 2 days to 6 Months
Fine - $1,000
License Suspension – 90 Days
License Suspension – 6 Months (Under 21)


Louisiana DWI laws. I got one and didn't have any of the above happen to me. Just because they say there's a minimum penalty doesn't mean it really applies.






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