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Police Seek to Adopt Auto-lock Systems for DUI Offenders

Police Seek to Adopt Auto-lock Systems for DUI Offenders

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) — In efforts to clamp down on repetitive drunk driving, South Korean police are looking at introducing automatic lock systems in cars owned by people with drunk driving track records. “Police plan to launch a research project in cooperation with the traffic authority next month, focusing on the details and [...]

No More Insurance Coverage for Car Accidents Caused by DUI or Unlicensed Driving

No More Insurance Coverage for Car Accidents Caused by DUI or Unlicensed Driving

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance payouts resulting from all accidents related to driving under the influence, unlicensed driving, or hit-and-runs will now be charged to the perpetrator for the full amount. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Sunday that it will come up with a revised car insurance policy as a [...]

Gov’t Rejection of Naturalization Application over DUI Charge Legal

Gov’t Rejection of Naturalization Application over DUI Charge Legal

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A government decision to reject a foreign national’s naturalization application citing a drunk driving conviction has been ruled lawful by a Seoul court, according to judicial sources Monday. According to the sources, the Seoul Administrative Court recently overturned a Nepali national’s request to rescind the justice ministry’s rejection of [...]

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — About 8 out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of stronger punishment for passengers who overlook and abet those driving under the influence, a poll showed Thursday. A total of 83.4 percent of 500 people aged 18 or above, surveyed by polling company Realmeter, expressed support for [...]

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency has begun a new system using ‘untact detectors’ to identify drivers under the influence without conducting breath tests. The new system replaces previous breathalyzers, aiming to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. The new alcohol testing device can be used to measure the driver’s blood [...]