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Ministries ordered to submit proposals on harsher penalties for drunk driving

October 13, 2012, 20:10 UTC+3
New measures include a large fine and suspension of the driver’s license for a longer period than now; criminal penalties for recurring offences
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MOSCOW, October 13 (Itar-Tass) —— Relevant ministries have been instructed to drat and submit proposals on harsher penalties for drunk driving and terminate authorisations for operation of vehicles, according to a protocol of the October 5 meeting on road safety posted on the government’s website on Saturday, October 13.

The Interior Ministry, the Justice Ministry and the Transport Ministry have been instructed to submit, by November 1, their proposals on changes to criminal and administrative legislation to impose harsher penalties for operating vehicles in a state of alcoholic intoxication.

New measures include a large fine and suspension of the driver’s license for a longer period than now; criminal penalties for recurring offences, punishable by a large fine and suspension of the driver’s license for the period stipulated by law; determination of the minimum and maximum terms of for imprisonment for serious harm to one’s health or death of one or more people.

Administrative penalties will be imposed for overspeeding, driving through red light and driving into the oncoming traffic line.

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