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Transport Ministry conducting survey on drunk driving offence

24 May 2020 / 19:38 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Transport Ministry via the Logistic and Land Transport Division (BLPD) is conducting a survey online on alcohol intake and heavier penalties on drunk driving.

The ministry in a statement today said the study is aimed at obtaining feedback and views of the people relating to the level of alcohol content permissible under the law or regulations to be amended under the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333).

“The survey is based on the decision of the Cabinet which agrees that the Transport Ministry reviews Act 333.

“It is to increase the penalty on drunk driving including lowering the permissible level of alcohol content in the driver’s body as set by the World Health Organisation (WHO),” said the statement.

Members of the public are invited to participate the survey which is from May 21 to June 4 at the link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFO_IIrh6otCgdFLcr9p1-cggYWWfirK6bQu90AWdBhxFVaA/viewform.

Lately, the country had witnessed several incidents involving drunk driving. The latest being the case of an allegedly drunk driver who drove a four-wheel drive into a business area resulting in five people sustaining injuries.

On May 3, a policeman on duty at a roadblock at Kajang Selatan toll plaza on Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban (LEKAS) died after being hit by a four-wheel drive driven by a drunk man. -Bernama

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