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Coronavirus Prompts Changes to DUI Testing

Coronavirus Prompts Changes to DUI Testing

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency expanded the use of so-called ‘untact’ detectors to track down drunk drivers nationwide after they were first introduced last Monday. The breathalyzers used in the pre-coronavirus era were removed in January, after which the police have been resorting to selective crackdowns on suspicious drivers for [...]

Seoul City Introduces DUI Monitoring System for All Public Bus Companies

Seoul City Introduces DUI Monitoring System for All Public Bus Companies

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Monday that all 127 public bus companies in the city have introduced a driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) online management system. The system is responsible for recording if and when bus drivers were tested for a DUI, the results, and footage of [...]

‘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 [...]

S. Koreans Turn to Chauffeur Services Following Introduction of Strict DUI Legislation

S. Koreans Turn to Chauffeur Services Following Introduction of Strict DUI Legislation

ULSAN, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The so-called “Yoon Chang-ho Act”, a new law with stronger restrictions for driving under the influence (DUI), is compelling drivers to exercise more caution. More drivers are using taxis or chauffeur services both night and day due to stricter DUI limits. One chauffeur company in Ulsan and Busan area [...]

Tougher DUI Regulations to be Enforced

Tougher DUI Regulations to be Enforced

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A revised traffic law introducing a lower legal limit of drivers’ blood alcohol level and stronger punishment against driving under the influence (DUI) will go into effect later this week, with an expectation of significant changes in drinking culture and lifestyles in a society relatively generous to DUIs, police [...]

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

Prosecution Eyes Harsh Penalties for DUI-related Deadly Accidents

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Prosecutors will demand harsh penalties, including life sentences, for drivers who kill or severely injure people while driving under the influence, according to the prosecutor’s office Sunday. Under the revised guidelines that go into force from Tuesday, prosecutors are advised to seek the maximum penalty for drunk drivers who [...]