in Germany. Sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks involve law enforcement officials stopping every vehicle (or more typically every n th vehicle on a public roadway and investigating
The driver of this car was under the influence of alcohol and drove into a small guard house in Malaysia
. For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and
Driving under the influence of alcohol (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving), is the act of operating a motor vehicle (and even a bicycle, boat or horse in some jurisdictions) after having consumed alcohol, or other drugs, to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. A motor Vehicle is a Machine which incorporates a motor (sometimes known as an Engine) and which is used for Transportation The bicycle, cycle, or bike is a pedal-driven, human-powered vehicle with two wheels attached to a frame, one behind A boat is a Watercraft of modest size designed to float or plane on water and provide transport over it The horse ( Equus caballus) is a hoofed ( Ungulate) Mammal, one of eight living species of the family Equidae. A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a Chemical substance that acts primarily upon the Central nervous system where it alters Brain MIND ( Moving In New Directions) (est 1975 is an alternative education high school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A motor skill is generally agreed as a learned skill that involves voluntary movement to complete a task It is a crime in most countries around the world. In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment
Anti-drunk-driving advertising campaigns have aimed to raise awareness of the legal situation and the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Alcohol advertising is the promotion of Alcoholic beverages by Alcohol producers through a variety of media. Drunk-driving is responsible for a large number of deaths, injuries, damage and accidents every year. In most international jurisdictions, anyone who is convicted of injuring or killing someone while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be heavily fined, as in France, in addition to being given a lengthy prison sentence.
The specific criminal offense may be called, depending on the jurisdiction, driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVI), driving under the influence [of alcohol or other drugs] (DUI), driving under the combined influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, driving under the influence per se or drunk in charge [of a vehicle]. Such laws may also apply to boating (as in Canada), piloting aircraft, and even bicycling in some states such as California. Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by Boat typically refers to the Recreational use of boats whether Power boats sail boats, or Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
First German driving school in 1906, Aschaffenburg
. Aschaffenburg (aˈʃafənbʊɐ̯k dialect) is a large town in northwest Bavaria, Germany.
Historically, guilt was established by observed driving symptoms, such as weaving; administering field sobriety tests, such as a walking a straight line heel-to-toe or standing on one leg for 30 seconds; and the arresting officer's subjective opinion of impairment. Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a Motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or Drugs to the degree that mental and Starting with the introduction in Norway in 1936 of the world’s first per se law which made it an offense to drive with more than a specified amount of alcohol in the body, objective chemical tests have gradually supplemented the earlier purely judgmental ones. Limits for chemical tests are specific for blood alcohol concentration or concentration of alcohol in breath.
With the advent of a scientific test for blood alcohol content (BAC), enforcement regimes moved to pinning culpability for the offense to strict liability based on driving while having more than a prescribed amount of blood alcohol, although this does not preclude the simutaneous existance of the older subjective tests. Blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration (abbreviated BAC) is the concentration of alcohol in a person's Blood. BAC is most conveniently measured as a simple percent of alcohol in the blood by weight. It does not depend on any units of measurement. In Europe it is usually expressed as milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. However, 100 milliliters of blood weighs essentially the same as 100 milliliters of water, which weighs precisely 100 grams. Thus, for all practical purposes, this is the same as the simple dimensionless BAC measured as a percent. Since 2002 it has been illegal in all 50 US states to drive with a BAC that is 0. 08% or higher.
The validity of the testing equipment/methods and mathematical relationships for the measurement of breath and blood alcohol have been criticized. (Taylor 2007)
Driving while consuming alcohol may be illegal within a jurisdiction. In some it is illegal for an open container of an alcoholic beverage to be in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle or in some specific area of that compartment. In the United States, open container laws prohibit possessing and/or drinking from an open container of alcohol in certain areas
The German model serves to reduce the number of accidents by identifying unfit drivers and removing them from traffic until their fitness to drive has been established again. The Medical Psychological Assessment (MPA) works for a prognosis of the fitness for drive in future, has an interdisciplinary basic approach and offers the chance of individual rehabilitation to the offender. The Medical Psychological Assessment (MPA works for a prognosis of the fitness for drive in future 
- Kyrgyzstan: 0. Central Asia is a region of Asia from the Caspian Sea in the west to central China in the east and from southern Russia in the north to northern Pakistan in the south Kyrgyzstan (ˈkɻ̩gɪztɑn (AmE or /'kɝgəztan/ (BrE Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан; Russian: Киргизия or Киргизстан or Кыргызстан 050%
- Mongolia: 0. Mongolia (mɒŋˈɡoʊliə, literally Mongol country/nation,) is a Landlocked Country in East 02%
- Turkmenistan: 0. Turkmenistan ( Türkmenistan; also known as Turkmenia) is a Turkic country in Central Asia. 033%
- China: 0. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National 02% (CNY $200-$500 fine, 1-3 months license suspension); 0. 08% (up to 15 days prison, 3-6 months license suspension, CNY 500-2000 fine) Ministry of Public Safety
- Hong Kong: 0. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders 05%. If driving under alcohol influence beyond legal limit, one can be fined and jailed for up to 3 years.
- Japan: 0. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. 03%  [since June 2002]
- Republic of Korea: 0. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː 05%
- Egypt : 0. North Africa or Northern Africa is the Northernmost Region of the African Continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. 05%
- Russia: 0. North Asia or Northern Asia is sometimes defined as a Subregion of Asia consisting only of the Asian portion of Russia. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending 02-0. 05%
- Pakistan: No limit, alcohol is banned. Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and
- India: 0. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country 03%. 
- Nepal: No limit
- Sri Lanka: 0. Nepal (नेपाल) is a Landlocked country in South Asia. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island 06%
- Cambodia: 0. The Kingdom of Cambodia ( formerly known as Kampuchea (, transliterated: Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea) is a country in South East 05%
- Laos: No limit
- Malaysia: 0. Laos (ˈlɑːoʊs or /ˈlaʊs/ officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a Landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and 05%
- Philippines: No limit
- Singapore: 0. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Singapore 08% or BrAC: 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath, strictly enforced.
- Taiwan: 0. Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. 05% (BrAC 0. 25mg/L)
- Thailand: 0. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj 05%
- Indonesia: No Limit (alcohol is sometimes banned)
- Vietnam: No Limit
- Armenia: Zero
- Azerbaijan: Zero
- Georgia: 0. The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially Southwest Asia or Southwestern Asia (largely overlapping with the Middle East) is the southwestern portion of Asia. Armenia (Հայաստան transliterated: Hayastan,) officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani Azerbaijan ( English; Azərbaycan officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan Respublikası is the largest and most populous country in the South Georgia ( საქართველო, Sakartvelo) is a Transcontinental country in the Caucasus region situated at the dividing line between 03%
- Iran: No limit, alcohol is banned. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics.
- Israel: 0. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. 05%
- Jordan: Zero
- Kuwait: No limit, alcohol is banned. Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern The State of Kuwait ( دولة الكويت IPA [dawlatt̪ alkuwajt̪]) is a sovereign Arab Emirate on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed
- Saudi Arabia: No limit, alcohol is banned. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA ( المملكة العربية السعودية, al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya) or Suudi
- Turkey: zero for commercial transportation and public service drivers. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Turkey’s 0. 05% limit only applies to passenger-less compact vehicles; for all others it is 0. 00%.
- French Polynesia: 0. French Polynesia ( French: Polynésie française, Tahitian: Pōrīnetia Farāni) is a French Overseas collectivity in the 05%
- Micronesia: 0. Micronesia, from the Greek mikros (μικρός (meaning small) and nesos (νῆσος (meaning island) is a Subregion 05%
- New Zealand has a limit of 0. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island 08% for drivers over 20 years, 0. 03% for those under. LTSA website
- Palau: 0. Palau, officially the Republic of Palau (Beluu er a Belau is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, some 500 miles (800  km) east 01%
- Algeria: 0. Algeria ( ar [[Arabic]] الجزائر, Al Jaza'ir ælʤæˈzæːʔir Amazigh: ⴷⵥⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer) officially the People's 01%
- Benin: 0. Benin (bə'nɪn officially the Republic of Benin, and also known as Benin Republic, is a country in Western Africa. 05%
- Cape Verde: 0. The Republic of Cape Verde ( Portuguese: Cabo Verde, 'kabu 'veɾdɨ is a Republic located on an Archipelago in the Macaronesia 08%
- Central African Republic: 0. Central Africa|Central African FederationThe Central African Republic ( CAR) République Centrafricaine ʀepyblik sɑ̃tʀafʀikɛn or Centrafrique) is a Landlocked 08%
- Comoros: No Limit
- Congo: No limit
- Equatorial Guinea: Zero
- Eritrea: Zero
- Ethiopia: No limit
- The Gambia: Zero
- Ghana: 0. The Comoros (ˈkɒməroʊz; جزر القمر Juzur al-Qumur) officially the Union of the Comoros (Union des Comores الإتّحاد القمريّ The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo often referred to as DR Congo, DRC or RDC, and formerly known or referred to The Republic of Equatorial Guinea ( República de Guinea Ecuatorial,) is a country in Central Africa. Eritrea () ( Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritriya) officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in NOTE This intro is the result of careful NPOV work Please do not make potentially controversial edits to it without first discussing on the talk page The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast to the west Burkina Faso to the north Togo to the 08%
- Guinea: Zero
- Guinea-Bissau: 0. Guinea, officially Republic of Guinea (pronounced /ˈgɪni/ République de Guinée is a country in West Africa, formerly known as French Guinea The Republic of Guinea-Bissau (ˈgɪni bɨˈsaʊ República da Guiné-Bissau ʁɛˈpublikɐ dɐ giˈnɛ biˈsau is a country in Western Africa, and one of the smallest 05%
- Kenya: 0. The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north Somalia to the northeast Tanzania to the south 08%
- Malawi: Zero
- Mauritius: 0. The Republic of Malawi (məˈlɑːwi or; formerly Nyasaland) is in southern Africa. Mauritius (pronounced məˈrɪʃəs L’île Maurice /il mɔ'ʁis/ Mauritian Creole: Maurice) officially the Republic of Mauritius, République 05%
- Namibia: 0. Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa on the Atlantic coast 05%
- Niger: 0. Niger ( or /ˈnaɪdʒɚ/) officially the Republic of Niger, is a Landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. 08%
- Nigeria: Zero
- Seychelles: 0. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Seychelles (seɪˈʃɛl or /seɪˈʃɛlz/ in English and seʃɛl in French) officially the Republic of Seychelles (République des Seychelles Creole 08%
- South Africa: 0. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa 05% and 0. 02% for professional drivers (trucks over 3. 5 tonnes, and vehicles carrying passengers for reward) National Road Traffic Act, 1996
- Togo: 0. TOGO was a Japanese roller coaster design company famous for inventing the Stand-up roller coaster. 042%
- Uganda: 0. The Republic of Uganda is a Landlocked country in East Africa. 08%
- Tanzania: 0. Tanzania ˌtænzəˈniːə officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya 05%
- Zambia: 0. The Republic of Zambia (ˈzæmbɪə is a Landlocked country in Southern Africa. 08%
- Canada: 0. The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the Continents of North America and South America Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page 08%
The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 made it a "per se" offence to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) in excess of 80 mg/100 ml of blood. The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1968-69 ( SC 1968-69 c 38 was an Omnibus bill that introduced major changes to the Criminal Code of Canada Blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration (abbreviated BAC) is the concentration of alcohol in a person's Blood. Refusal of a police officer's demand to provide a breath sample was made an offence at the same time and both began as summary conviction offences, with a mandatory minimum C$50 fine. FINE was created in 1998 and is an informal association of the four main Fair Trade networks F Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International 
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a generic term for a series of offences under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Criminal Code of Canada (long title An Act respecting the criminal law, R The main offences are operating a motor vehicle while the ability to do so is impaired by alcohol or a drug, contrary to section 253(a) of the Canadian Criminal Code, and operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration of greater than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, contrary to section 253(b) of the Criminal Code. See Criminal Code Sections 253 to 259 Both offences can be committed by a person who is actually operating or driving a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or railway equipment or by a person who has care or control of such a vehicle. Care or control includes actual care or control and presumed care or control section 258(1)(a) where the person occupies the driver's seat. The latter is often the case where police find an individual sleeping behind the wheel.
The offences are usually investigated by the police coming across a driver with either an erratic driving pattern or who has been pulled over. The police may immediately have grounds to arrest for impaired driving and make an approved instrument demand section 254(3). Those grounds are based on various indicia of impairment. If the police merely have a suspicion of alcohol in the individual's body, they may make a demand section 254(2)that the driver give a sample of his breath into an approved screening device, which will determine the driver's blood-alcohol concentration on a preliminary, non-evidentiary basis. The expression approved screening device is a Canadian term defined in the Criminal Code of Canada as approved screening device means a device of a kind that is designed to Based on the screening device results, if the police believe on reasonable and probable grounds that the driver is committing an offence under section 253 of the Criminal Code, the police can demand that the driver go to the police station to give samples of his breath for an approved instrument test, which would be used to prosecute the driver for over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The expression approved instrument is a Canadian term defined in the Criminal Code of Canada as approved instrument means an instrument of a kind that is designed to receive
The minimum punishments for impaired driving or driving over 0. 08% are:
- For the first offense: $600 fine, 1-year driving prohibition; or jail time
- For the second offense: 14 days jail, 2-year driving prohibition
- For the third or subsequent offense: 90 days jail, 3-year driving prohibition. FINE was created in 1998 and is an informal association of the four main Fair Trade networks F Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International Jail, or gaol (especially in Canada, Australia and NZ[http //www
In addition to the federal criminal laws, all provincial governments have enacted their own measures against impaired driving. Such laws complement the federal laws (part of the double aspect doctrine of Canadian constitutional law). Double aspect is a legal doctrine in Canadian constitutional law that allows for laws to be created by both provincial and federal governments in relation to the same subject matter Canadian constitutional law is the area of Canadian law relating to the interpretation and application of the Constitution of Canada by the Courts. Some provinces will suspend a driver's licence upon him or her being charged with impaired driving, rather than being convicted. Some provinces will automatically impose a licence suspension that runs longer than the driving prohibition handed down by the court. Provincial and federal driving prohibitions run concurrently if imposed for the same offence(s)at the same time.
In Ontario, a person convicted of a DUI must also complete an 8 month training course  and install an ignition interlock device for a period of one year after the licence suspension. A breath alcohol ignition interlock device ( BIID or IID) is a mechanism similar to a Breathalyzer which is installed in a vehicle's dashboard 
Jail time can be imposed for any first time Criminal Code drinking and driving offence. Jail is appropriate where there is an accident and/or the readings are high. Readings above 160 mg/100mLs are an aggravating circumstance .  Jail is the minimum punishment for second and third offences. 
Foreigners with recent (in the past 5 years) drunk-driving criminal convictions are generally refused entry at the border. Canada's Immigration Act section 36 considers any foreign drinking and driving outstanding charge or conviction as an Indictable offence (similar to a felony) unless a prosecutor has chosen to proceed by summary conviction. 
On January 27, 2001, Andrey Knyazev, a Russian diplomat in Canada killed a Canadian woman while drinking and driving. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Andrey Knyazev is a former Russian diplomat in Canada, who became notorious when on January 27 2001, he struck and killed a Canadian woman while Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting Negotiations between representatives of groups or states He was imprisoned in Russia. This incident triggered a crackdown on drunk driving by diplomats in Canada.
On Dec 15, 2005, Charly Hart of Watford, Ontario, a man with a 35-year history of impaired driving which included thirty-nine convictions, was on the occasion of his latest such conviction sentenced to six years in prison, the most severe penalty ever handed down in Canada when the offence did not involve a fatality, and the maximum sentence permitted under the law. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Warwick is a rural township in Lambton County, Ontario with a population (2006 of 4025 
- Mexico: 0. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. 08%
Signs like this warn drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence and how "you can't afford it". The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a Motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or Drugs to the degree that mental and This sign is common in Pennsylvania.
- United States: 0. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 08%
All 50 states now have two statutory offenses. The first is the traditional offense, variously called driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), driving while intoxicated/impaired (DWI) or operating while intoxicated/impaired (OWI). The second and more recent is the so-called illegal per se offense of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0. The term illegal per se means that the act is inherently illegal 08% (previously 0. 1%) or higher. The first offense requires proof of intoxication, although evidence of BAC is admissible as rebuttably presumptive evidence of that intoxication; the second requires only proof of BAC at the time of being in physical control of a motor vehicle. Evidence in its broadest sense includes anything that is used to determine or demonstrate the Truth of an assertion An accused may be convicted of both offenses, but may only be punished for one.
It is also a criminal offense in all states to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs DUID, or under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs; the drugs themselves need not be illegal, but can be prescription or even over-the-counter. DUID is the Acronym that stands for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. This offense requires evidence of impairment as a result of the drugs or drugs and alcohol, although some states have passed laws making driving with the mere presence of certain drugs a criminal offense. A number of states have expanded upon DUI laws to make operating a motor vehicle while impaired a punishable offense, which includes sleep deprived driving, among other things. Sleep deprived driving is the operation of a motor vehicle while being cognitively impaired by a lack of Sleep.
Some states also include a lesser charge of driving with a BAC of 0. 05%; other states limit this offense to drivers under the age of 21. All states also now have zero tolerance laws: the license of anyone under 21 driving with a BAC of . Zero tolerance is the concept of compelling persons in positions of authority who might otherwise exercise their discretion in making subjective judgments regarding the severity of a given 01% or higher (. 02% in some states) will be suspended. 
The blood-alcohol limit for commercial drivers is 0. 04%.  Commercial drivers are also subject to stricter punishments for exceeding the blood-alcohol limit. 
The validity of the testing equipment and mathematical methods for the measurement of breath and blood alcohol has been severely criticized .
Pilots of aircraft may not fly less than eight hours after consuming alcohol, while under the impairing influence of alcohol or any other drug, or while showing a blood alcohol concentration equal to or greater than 0. 04 grams per decilitre of blood. 
The various versions of "driving under the influence" generally constitute a misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year in jail) . A misdemeanor, or misdemeanour, in many common law legal systems is a "lesser" criminal act However, the offense may be elevated to a felony (punishable by a longer term in state prison) if the incident caused serious injury (felony DUI), death (vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide), or extensive property damage (a state specified dollar amount) or if the defendant has a designated number of prior DUI convictions within a given time period (commonly, 3 prior convictions within 7 years). In Common law legal systems a felony is a serious Crime, often contrasted with a Misdemeanor. California, which is being followed by a growing number of states, now charges second-degree murder where the legal state of mind of malice exists -- that is, where the defendant exhibited a reckless indifference to the lives of others . California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.
Administrative License Suspension (ALS) • If you are stopped for drunk driving and you refuse to take the sobriety test, or if your test results exceed the legal limit of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), the officer can take your driver's license on the spot, and the suspension begins immediately (Florida). Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the  • Depending on previous offenses or refusals, you can have your license automatically suspended for a period of 90 days to five years, or permanently revoked for multiple DWI convictions (Connecticut). Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.  • As of 2005, only nine states did not have ALS laws: Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Tennessee. 
An SR-22 is an official documentation required to redeem a suspended drivers license and get your car registered at the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A SR22 Filing is a form issued by an insurance company which removes a suspension order placed by the DMV's office on your driving privilege. The most common reason for an SR22 filing is when you are arrested for Driving Under Intoxication (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The filing provides a guarantee to the state that an insurance company has issued at least minimum liability coverage for the person making that filing and that the insurance company will notify the DMV should the insurance ever lapse for any reason.
- Cuba: Zero - 0. The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la 01% (Has increased within the last couple years)
- Dominican Republic: Zero (0. The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with 05% for professional drivers)
- Jamaica: 0. Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. 035%
- Belize: 0. Belize (bəˈliːz formerly British Honduras, is a country in Central America. 08%
- Costa Rica: 0. Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica ( Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica,) is a Country in 049% License plates are immediately removed from the drunk driver's vehicle.
- El Salvador: 0. El Salvador ( República de El Salvador,) is a country in Central America. 05%
- Guatemala: 0. Guatemala (República de Guatemala) is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west the Pacific Ocean to the southwest 08%
- Nicaragua: 0. Nicaragua (ˌnɪkəˈrɑgwə officially the Republic of Nicaragua () is a representative democratic republic and the largest nation in Central America 08%
- Panama: 0. Panama, officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. 08%
- Argentina: 0. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. 05%
- Bolivia: 0. The Republic of Bolivia (República de Bolivia) named after Simón Bolívar, is a Landlocked country in central South America. 07%
- Brazil: 0. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld 06%
- Chile: 0. Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the 049%
- Colombia: 0. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. 04%
- Ecuador: 0. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Ecuador topics. 07%
- Guyana: 0. Guyana (ɡaɪˈænə or /ɡiːˈɑːnə/ officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and previously known as British Guiana, is the only Nation state 01%
- Honduras: 0. Honduras in Spanish, República de Honduras) is a democratic republic in Central America. 07%
- Paraguay: 0. Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay ( Spanish: República del Paraguay; Guaraní: Tetã Paraguái) is one of the only 08%
- Peru: 0. Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. 045%
- Suriname: 0. Suriname ( Dutch: Suriname; Sranan Tongo: Sranan) officially the Republic of Suriname (traditionally spelled Surinam by 08%
- Uruguay: 0. Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America 08%
- Venezuela: 0. Venezuela (ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə) officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country on the 05%
- Austria: 0. The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich 05% and 0. 01% for drivers who have held a licence for less than 2 years and drivers of vehicles over 7. 5 tonnes
- Belgium: 0. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those 05%
- Bulgaria: 0. The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian 05%
- Czech Republic: Zero
- Denmark: 0. The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, Cyprus (Κύπρος transliterated: Kýpros,; Kıbrıs officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe 05%, imprisonment if over 0. 08%, zero if involved in an accident
- Estonia: Zero
- France: 0. Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia ( Eesti or Eesti Vabariik) is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. 05%, 0. 08% (aggravated)
- Finland: 0. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. 05%, 0. 12% (aggravated)
- Germany: zero for beginners (less than 2 years' experience and drivers under the age of 21) as well as drivers making commercial transportation of passengers; 0. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. 03% in conjunction with any other traffic offence or accident; 0. 05% without evidence of alcoholic impact; 0. 11% => driver licence withdrawn for about one year; 0. 16% => regranting of the licence requires a successful medical-psychological driver assessment
- Greece: 0. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία 05% and 0. 02% for drivers who have held a license for less than 2 years and bus drivers
- Hungary: Zero
- Ireland: 0. Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. 08%, to be reduced to 0. 05% or 0. 02% for learner and professional drivers. 
- Italy: 0. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest 05%
- Latvia: 0. Latvia ( Latvija officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. 02% for drivers with less than 2 years' experience and 0. 05% for those with more than 2 years' experience
- Lithuania: 0. Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika is a Country in Eastern often referred to as Northern Europe or in the 04%
- Luxembourg: 0. Luxembourg (Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg Grand-Duché de Luxembourg Großherzogtum Luxemburg is a small Landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by 05% and 0. 02% for professional drivers and drivers with less than 2 years of experience (since October 1st, 2007)
- Malta: 0. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands 08%
- Netherlands: 0. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands 05%, 0. 02% for drivers with less than 5 years' experience
- Poland: 0. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland 02%
- Portugal: 0. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. 05%
- Romania: Zero
- Slovakia: Zero
- Slovenia: Zero for drivers with 2 years or less experience and professional drivers, 0. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Slovakia (long form Slovak Republic; Slovak:, long form, is a Landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is a Country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west 24 mg/l (0. 05%) for all others.
- Spain: 0. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. 05% and 0. 03% for drivers with less than 2 years experience and drivers of freight vehicles over 3. 5 tonnes, and of passenger vehicles with more than 9 seats.
- Sweden: 0. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. 02% (up to 6 months imprisonment), 0. 10% (up to 2 years imprisonment)
- United Kingdom: 0. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located 08%
In the UK, driving or attempting to drive whilst above the legal limit or unfit through drink carries a maximum penalty of six months' imprisonment, a fine of up to £5,000 and a minimum 12 months' driving ban. Drink driving law in the United Kingdom governs the ability to drive under the influence of alcohol and other intoxicating substances An endorsement for a drink-driving offence remains on a driving licence for 11 years. Being in charge of a vehicle whilst over the legal limit or unfit through drink could result in three months' imprisonment plus a fine of up to £2,500 and a driving ban.
The penalty for refusing to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine for analysis is a maximum six months' imprisonment, up to £5000 fine and a driving ban of at least 12 months. Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison, a minimum two-year driving ban and a requirement to pass an extended driving test before the offender is able to drive legally again.
Note: "Zero" usually means "below detection limit".
Other European countries
- Albania: 0. This article is about the country in southern Europe For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Albania topics. 01%
- Belarus: 0. Belarus ( Belarusian Беларусь / Biełaruś is a Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the north and east 05%
- Bosnia-Herzegovina: 0. Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan 05%
- Croatia: Zero
- Gibraltar: 0. Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar 05% 
- Iceland: 0. Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ( ( Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland ( 05%
- Liechtenstein: 0. The Principality of Liechtenstein (Fürstentum Liechtenstein) is a tiny doubly landlocked Alpine country in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland 08%
- Norway: 0. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional 02%
- Republic of Moldova: 0. Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova ( Republica Moldova) is a Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, located between Romania 03%
- Switzerland: 0. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation 05%
- Serbia: 0. Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country 05%
- Ukraine: Zero
A road side warning in Victoria, Australia
. Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.
Road laws are state or territory based, but all states and territories have set the maximum BAC at 0. 05%.
In Australia, laws allow police officers to stop any driver and perform a random breath test without reason. Roadblocks can be set up - for example leading out of town centres on Friday and Saturday nights, or during football or other events - where every single driver will be breath-tested. This differs from UK and US laws, where police generally need a reason to suspect that the driver is intoxicated, before issuing a breath and/or sobriety test.
- 0. } The Australian Capital Territory (ACT is the Capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory 02% for drivers holding a learner, provisional, probationary or restricted licence; or for drivers of a heavy vehicle (>4,500 kg GVM), dangerous goods vehicle, Commonwealth (government) vehicle, public passenger vehicle (e. g. taxi or bus), private hire car or restricted hire car
- 0. 05% for motorcyclists and all other drivers
- Zero for Learner and Provisional licences
- 0. 02% for Drivers of vehicles of "gross vehicle mass" greater than 13. 9 tonnes, vehicles carrying dangerous goods or public vehicles such as a taxi or bus. This article is about the tonne or metric ton For other tons see Ton. A taxicab, also taxi or cab, is a type of Public transport for a single passenger or small group of passengers typically for a non-shared ride
- 0. 05% for all other drivers
- Zero for provisional (probationary) licence holders. The Northern Territory is a federal territory of Australia, occupying much of the center of the mainland continent as well as the central northern regions
- 0. 05% for all other drivers.
- A Zero limit applies to the drivers of trucks, buses, articulated vehicles, vehicles carrying dangerous goods, pilot vehicles, taxis, all learner drivers and provisional drivers under 25 years of age. Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent
- 0. 05% for other drivers.
- Zero limit for methamphetamine, Cannabis and MDMA.
- Zero limit for learner, provisional, probationary, heavy (greater than 15 tonne) vehicle, taxis, licensed chauffeured vehicles, dangerous goods, and bus licences. South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country
- 0. 05% for all other drivers.
- Zero limit for methamphetamine, Cannabis and MDMA. MDMA ( 34-methylenedioxy- N -methylamphetamine) most commonly known today by the street name Ecstasy (often abbreviated E, X,
- Zero limit for learner, provisional, truck, bus, and taxi licences. Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass
- 0. 05% for all other drivers.
- Zero limit applies for unlicensed drivers, holders of learner permits and probationary licences, "professional" drivers, and certain relicensed drink-drivers.
- Below 0. 05% for most other drivers.
- Zero limit for methamphetamine, Cannabis and MDMA. MDMA ( 34-methylenedioxy- N -methylamphetamine) most commonly known today by the street name Ecstasy (often abbreviated E, X,
There are also other restrictions for drivers in Victoria:
- Limits apply within 3 hours of driving - that is, police can require a person to submit to an alcohol or drugs test within 3 hours of driving and it is an offence to fail that test, unless the drug or alcohol use occurred after driving (see Road Safety Act 1986, ss. 49, 53 and 55E).
- Licences cancelled for certain serious drink-driving offences may only be reissued after obtaining a court order. This is the case for repeat offenders, and first offenders above 0. 15% . In such cases, the relicensed driver is subject to a zero limit for 3 years following relicensing, or for as long as the person is required to use an alcohol interlock. A breath alcohol ignition interlock device ( BIID or IID) is a mechanism similar to a Breathalyzer which is installed in a vehicle's dashboard
- Alcohol interlocks must be imposed whenever a repeat drink-driver is relicensed.
- A court also has discretion to impose an alcohol interlock when relicensing a first offender in certain serious cases, generally when the offence involves a BAC of 0. 15% or higher.
- If a doctor sees any patient who is aged 15 years or over as a result of a motor vehicle accident, the patient must allow the doctor to take a blood sample for testing for alcohol and drug content in a way that preserves the chain of evidence. If this process is skipped the doctor may not be able to discover the alcohol blood level. The results can be used as evidence in subsequent court proceedings.
- The law allows a police officer to require any driver (or any person who has driven a vehicle within the last three hours) to perform a random saliva test for methamphetamine, Cannabis or MDMA, all of which are subject to a zero limit (see Road Safety Act 1986: ss. MDMA ( 34-methylenedioxy- N -methylamphetamine) most commonly known today by the street name Ecstasy (often abbreviated E, X, 49, 55E & 55D)
- 0. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. 02% for learner, provisional (probationary) licence holders (0. 00% as from July 1 2008) or persons convicted of driving under the influence (for three years after the offence) and failing to comply with a request for breath, blood or urine (for three years after the offence).
- 0. 05% for all other drivers.
Readings of . 008% but under 0. 15% BAC, and 0. 15% BAC and above (legally defined as Drink Driving) comprise separate offences and attract heavier penalties. Persistent offenders may be barred from driving for terms upto and including life, and may also be imprisoned.
The law allows a police officer to require any driver to perform a random saliva test for methamphetamine, Cannabis or MDMA, all of which are subject to a zero limit
- ^ Müller & Laub 2006. The Medical Psychological Assessment: An Opportunity for the Individual, Safety for the General Public
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits Worldwide, International Centre For Policy Studies. Page retrieved 30 October 2006
- ^ This is according to section 185 of Motor Vehicles Act 1988. On first offence, the punishment is imprisonment of 6 months and/or fine of 2000 Indian Rupees (INR). If the second offence is committed within three years, the punishment is 2 years and/or fine of 3000 Indian Rupees (INR). The clause of 30 mg/dL was added by an amendment in 1994. It came into effect beginning 14 November 1994.
- ^ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (May 1999). May 1999 was a month with thirty-one days The following events also occurred during the month "Toward Eliminating Impaired Driving — Chapter 2: Legislative Background". . Parliament of Canada Retrieved on 2008-04-14. The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada is Canada 's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in
- ^ Back on Track Programme
- ^ Highway Traffic Act, section 41. 2
- ^ Criminal Code of Canada, section 255. 1
- ^ Criminal Code of Canada, section 255(1)
- ^ Immigration Act, Canada, section 36
- ^ Alcohol-Related Laws: Full Report by State
- ^ See, e. g. , N. Y. Vehicle and traffic law, section 1192, found at New York Assembly official web site. Go to "Bill Search and Legislative Materials", then "New York State Laws. " Accessed March 17, 2008.
- ^ Zero Tolerance
- ^ 49 CFR 382.20
- ^ Commercial Drivers
- ^ 14 CFR 91.17, also known as Federal Air Regulation 91. 17
- ^ Florida Administrative Suspension Laws (Accessed 14 May 2008)
- ^ Connecticut DWI Law (Accessed 05 Jan 2008)
- ^ Medical-psychological assessment as prerequisites for regranting of licences
- ^ Traffic expert congress ´Fit-to-drive 2006´ Evaluation of the medical-psychological assessment procedure MPA in Germany
- ^ Hints for your MPA - Customer information of TÜV SÜD Group
- ^ Irish Independent - "One pint too much as drive limit cut"
- ^ El alcohol y la conducción (page in Spanish). Page retrieved 30 October 2006.
- ^ UK Government Advice on Gibraltar Page retrieved 30 October 2006.
- Fit to drive. Blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration (abbreviated BAC) is the concentration of alcohol in a person's Blood. A breathalyzer is a (breath analyser device for estimating Blood alcohol content (BAC from a breath sample Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a Motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or Drugs to the degree that mental and In the Common law legal system, an expungement proceeding is a type of Lawsuit in which the subject of a prior criminal investigation or proceeding Mobile phone use while driving is common but controversial Being distracted while operating a motor vehicle has been shown to increase the risk of accident Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, is a Non-profit organization that seeks to stop Drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving and The National Motorists Association ( NMA) is a for-profit Corporation in the United States that advocates a libertarian point of view on issues related to Responsibility in DUI Laws, Inc ( RIDL) is a Non-profit organization of citizens who are concerned over what they see as temperance -oriented trends in Sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks involve law enforcement officials stopping every vehicle (or more typically every n th vehicle on a public roadway and investigating 3rd International Fit to Drive Congress in Prague, June 19th - 20th, 2008
- Break the Law, Pay the Price, Ontario Ministry of Transportation website educating drivers on the consequences of being caught driving impaired in the province
- A Consequence of Drinking and Driving (Private Outreach Effort by a Convicted Drunken Driver Serving Prison Time For Murder)
- Campaign Against Drinking and Driving (UK organisation)
- DUI Solutions Organization
- Responsibility in DUI Laws (Considers . Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec 08 BAC limit too low. Seeks to lessen penalties)
- DUI Glossary
- BBC News - Drug-drivers targeted in campaign 30/07/07
- Drunk Driving Accident Pictures.
- Drunk Driving Laws, Fines & Penalties in the United States
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