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Should the penalties for drunken drivers be reduced?

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

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I'm in favour of a tiered system of drunk driving and penalties depending on how drunk the person is behind the wheel and how many times they've been caught. I'd like to see penalties starting at say 5,000 yuan and rising to over 100,000 yuan for a four-time offender who is twice the legal limit or more. If someone is seriously injured or killed then the penalty should include a massive punitive fine, payment of a large sum to the injured or deceased's family and automatic prison time for a good period of time plus lifetime ban from driving. Why am I so against drunk driving? I've lost a few friends who were killed or died as a result of drink driving but I also had my ex-fiancée killed by a drunk driver many years ago.

Should the penalties for drunken drivers be reduced?

A policeman shows a ticket he just wrote in Nanchang City, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 1, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

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