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B1096 – Drink Driving Penalties Bill 2017 Watch

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    (Original post by ban immigration)
    Fine should be £10,000
    Pft, that's bolshy talk, the penalty should be death.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    B1096 – Drink Driving Penalties Bill 2017, TSR Conservative Party

    A

    BILL

    TO

    increase the penalty for being caught in charge of a vehicle whilst over the legal limit, or driving or attempting to drive a vehicle whilst over the legal limit.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1 Definitions
    (1) Being in charge of a vehicle: this is when the person is not necessarily driving the vehicle, but are in the vehicle on the public highway/public place.
    (2) Legal limit: 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

    2 Punishment for being in charge of a vehicle whilst over the legal limit, or unfit through drink
    (1) In addition to the current penalties, the person will be subject to:
    a. Minimum 50 hours community service.

    3 Punishment for driving or attempting to drive a vehicle whilst over the legal limit, or unfit through drink
    (1) In addition to the current penalties, the person will be subject to:
    a. Minimum 100 hours community service.
    b. A minimum £5,000 fine.
    (2) If the person has over 105 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath (3x the legal limit):
    a. A minimum 3 month prison sentence.

    4 Commencement, short title and extent
    (1) This Act shall come into force on 1st March 2017.
    (2) This Act shall be named the Drink Driving Penalty Act 2017.
    (3) This Act extends to all of the United Kingdom.

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    Whilst the number of drink drivers that cause fatal crashes is decreasing, it's still a number of unnecessary deaths that can be avoided, by deterring drivers from doing it, one way, through larger incentives not to.

    This Bill keeps the current penalties which are in place, but adds additional minimum penalties in the form of community service and financial penalty as a further incentive, as at the moment, if someone is caught drink driving and hasn't caused a crash, there is only the ban, and a relatively small financial penalty, which clearly isn't working as well as it could.

    These are the current punishments:
    Being in charge of vehicle while above the legal limit or unfit through drink You may get:
    - 3 months' imprisonment
    - up to £2,500 fine
    - a possible driving ban

    and

    Driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink You may get:
    - 6 months' imprisonment
    - an unlimited fine
    - a driving ban for at least 1 year (3 years if convicted twice within 10 years)


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    The bill is way to harsh
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Pft, that's bolshy talk, the penalty should be death.
    How could you justify death everyone's been there but most aren't caught
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    (Original post by ban immigration)
    How could you justify death everyone's been there but most aren't caught
    I think Mr Duel was being a tiny bit sarcastic
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    This bill is in cessation.
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    This bill has gone to a second reading.
 
 
 
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