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Should the penalties for drunken drivers be reduced?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-06-04 08:43

Editor's note: A pilot guideline issued by the Supreme People's Court stipulates that drunken driving that doesn't cause serious harm should be exempt from conviction or criminal punishment, sparking a heated debate. Forum readers share their opinions.

ceciliazhang (China)

Regardless of the outcome, drunk drivers need to lose their license and have criminal penalties in place to discourage the practice. Driving drunk can kill and pose serious threats to people's lives. They should be held accountable for themselves, regardless of how much they drink.

Should the penalties for drunken drivers be reduced?

Traffic policemen attend an event to mark National Traffic Safety Day in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec 2, 2016. (Xinhua/Shao Rui)

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