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Russia`s Duma to ban consumption of alcohol before driving

Russia`s State Duma is going to have the first reading of a bill that will fully ban consumption of alcohol before driving.



Moscow: Russia`s State Duma is going
to have the first reading of a bill that will fully ban
consumption of alcohol before driving.

The bill introduces amendments to the federal law on road
traffic safety. They will prohibit driving if a person is in a
condition of alcoholic, narcotic or chemical substance
intoxication.

Simultaneously, the bill revokes an earlier permission to
drive a car if the content of absolute ethanol in the driver`s
organism exceed 0.3 grams per liter of blood or 0.15
milligrams per liter of the exhaled air.

The norm for the admissible levels of alcohol that set the
ceiling at 0.3 per milli in human blood was passed July 1,
2008.

At the end of last year, however, President Medvedev told
a Russian TV channel at the end of last year he was going to
lift this liberal concession.

"We should introduce zero tolerance of alcohol before
driving," he said then. "We`re unprepared yet for permitting
even small portions of alcohol before driving because,
unfortunately, this provokes real drinking before a man gets
into the driver`s seat."

PTI

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