The New Taipei City Traffic Tribunal announced that 51 people were repeat offenders last year.

(Provided by New Taipei City Traffic Tribunal)

[Reporter He Yuhua/New Taipei Report] After the new law on drunk driving was implemented on March 31, 2011, the New Taipei City Traffic Tribunal has published a list of 15 repeat offenders in the drunk driving recidivism section of the official website, with a total of 51 people, the least in Liudu; but among them A man surnamed Zhu was drunk driving in September 2019. One year after his driver's license was suspended, he was stopped in April and May after the new regulations on the road, and the alcohol test value exceeded the standard. He committed three times in 10 years. It will be revoked for 3 years, and the driver's license can only be retaken after a total of 6 years.

According to statistics from the adjudication office, after the new law came into effect, from the end of March to the end of December last year, there were a total of 3,742 cases of drunk driving in New Taipei City, with an average of 1,247 cases every three months, slightly lower than the 1,312 cases in the three months before the implementation of the new law.

In addition, there were 4,345 vehicles whose licenses were suspended for 2 years or confiscated due to drunk driving.

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Li Zhongtai, director of the adjudication office, said that currently, as long as there is a drunk driving violation, the vehicle license must be suspended for 2 years; thus causing serious injury or death, the administrative punishment law may be punished according to Article 7, Article 21, Article 22, and Article 23 of the Administrative Penalty Law. According to the provisions of the article, the vehicle is confiscated; in addition, those who have reached the age of 18 in the same vehicle will be fined up to 15,000 yuan.

Li Zhongtai called on the people to "drink and drive for a while and pay the price for a lifetime" as the end of the year and the Lunar New Year are approaching. If you drink, please find relatives and friends to pick you up or consult a driver service, so as to spend a safe and happy Spring Festival holiday.

☆Drinking too much alcohol is harmful to health, and drinking and driving is prohibited☆