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Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

Parliament Passes Bill Aimed at Toughening Punishment on Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly on Thursday passed a proposal aimed at toughening the punishment for drunk driving at its plenary session. Parliamentary committees separately passed two revised proposals designed to increase punishments in the case of driving under the influence (DUI) a day earlier. The so-called Yoon Chang-ho acts consist [...]

1,900 Teachers Disciplined for Drunk Driving over Past 4 Years

1,900 Teachers Disciplined for Drunk Driving over Past 4 Years

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — About 1,900 teachers have been disciplined for drunk driving over the past four years, with 16 of them getting fired, education ministry data showed Thursday. A total of 1,883 teachers have been punished with disciplinary measures for driving drunk between 2014 and June this year, according to the ministry [...]

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

SUWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – After three years of declining deaths caused by drunk driving accidents, 2017 is teetering precariously towards breaking that streak.  From 2014 through 2016, 97, 75 and 59 individuals were victimized in drunk driving accidents. From January through June of this year, 45 died, a 55.2 percent increase over the [...]

Number of Public Servants Disciplined for DUI Almost Doubled Last Year

Number of Public Servants Disciplined for DUI Almost Doubled Last Year

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of public servants disciplined for drunk driving nearly doubled to 1,175 last year from a year earlier, according to government data obtained by a ruling party lawmaker. The Ministry of Personnel Management data showed that a total of 3,544 public servants received disciplinary punishment for drunk driving [...]

Drunk Driving Causing Billions in Economic Losses: Study

Drunk Driving Causing Billions in Economic Losses: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Driving under the influence is both legally and morally irresponsible, unnecessarily putting at risk the lives of innocent bystanders.  Unfortunately, a significant number of Koreans still fail to recognize the dangers of drunk driving, and the lukewarm legal punishment of DUI offenders, even when there are fatalities, is seemingly [...]