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    Thou shalt not drink and drive: Senate passes Bill No. 3365
    Words by Jade Lu



    This is over due, but better late than never. The Senate has finally passed Senate Bill No. 3365, or the Anti-drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2012, last Monday, 28 January 2012. The Bill, which was sponsored by Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, chairman of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, imposes strict penalties on motorists caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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    Penalties proposed under the said act are as follows:
    Drivers caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs that have not caused physical injuries or homicide shall be fined P20,000 to P80,000 and face three months imprisonment.
    Drivers caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and have caused physical injuries shall be fined P100,000 to P200,000 and face three months to 12 years imprisonment, depending on the severity of the injuries inflicted.
    Drivers caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and have caused homicide shall be fined P300,000 to P500,000 or imprisonment ranging 12 years to 20 years.
    Violators holding non-professional licenses will have their license confiscated and suspended for 12 months for the first conviction and perpetually revoked on the second conviction.
    Violators holding professional licenses will have their license confiscated and perpetually revoked on the first conviction.
    The perpetual revocation of the driver’s license shall disqualify the person to be granted any kind of driver’s license thereafter.
    Mandatory alcohol and drug testing will be required for drivers involved in accidents which resulted in injury or death.

    Currently, the bill does not specify the minimum blood alcohol level to declare you legally drunk. Worse, false positives with alcohol breathalyzer tests have been known to happen, especially if you have used products containing alcohol including cough syrup, cold medicine, mouth wash, and even lip balm.
    Hhhmmmm,- matindi.

    Spec for the minimum blood alcohol level should be defined and the right instruments, purchased and maintained. Although, puwede bang kunan din ng video para makita kung gaano ka-disoriented ang driver (gaano kalasing, that is)...

    False positives on drug test were also mentioned in the article,- they should address this too.

    18.0K:sailor:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVT View Post

    False positives on drug test were also mentioned in the article,- they should address this too.

    18.0K:sailor:
    False positives especially in the drug tests can be scary because it may have other repercussions in one's life including professional and personal. Things like that should be addressed from the start.

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    May mga simpleng paraan para malaman kung lasing na yung tao eh, yung palakarin mo ng straight line, tapos yung backwards ng alphabet, pero kahit di ako lasing hirap parin mag sabi alphabet in reverse ah hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronki View Post
    May mga simpleng paraan para malaman kung lasing na yung tao eh, yung palakarin mo ng straight line, tapos yung backwards ng alphabet, pero kahit di ako lasing hirap parin mag sabi alphabet in reverse ah hehe
    who the hell know the alphabet in reverse?


    BTT: it's about time for this bill. hopefully mabawasan ang DUI/DWI wrecks on weekend nights.

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    Proper implementation is always key. Otherwise this will be just one of those merely "suggestions" that people take for granted

    Also, the "kotong" just got bigger :-D. People would rather pay 1K kotong rather than the penalty :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by roninblade View Post
    who the hell know the alphabet in reverse?


    BTT: it's about time for this bill. hopefully mabawasan ang DUI/DWI wrecks on weekend nights.

    i doubt it if it would reduce the number of accidents.

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    timing lang iyong relaunching ng san miguel ng non-alcoholic beer/beverage nila

    the question is, at that price, who would want to drink beer w/o the "mystique"

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    happy na naman mga kotong cops nyan....

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