China mulls harsher punishment for drunk drivers

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 13:06

Beijing: Drunk drivers in China could face
harsher punishments in the future, including the revocation of
their driving licenses, according to a draft amendment to the
Road Traffic Safety Law to be discussed by the national
legislature.

Drunk drivers would not be able to recover their licenses
until five years after revocation, according to the amendment.

Current law stipulates a license suspension of three to
six months for drunk drivers, official Xinhua news agency
reported.

The Standing Committee of the National People`s Congress
opened its bimonthly session in Beijing today, where it will
be reading over a series of drafts, law amendments and
reports.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 13:06

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