Taipei begins enforcement of newest traffic regulations
By Joy Lee, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei City Police gave out four traffic tickets yesterday for people who violated new traffic regulations that took effect on Jan. 1.
January 2, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) revised the maximum blood alcohol content (BAC) for drivers down from 0.25 milligrams (mg) to 0.15 mg. The new regulations took effect yesterday.
Another MOTC regulation which that requires that motorists not use applications and programs on mobile devices while driving also took effect yesterday.
According to the Traffic Division of the Taipei City Police Department, two motorists received NT$1,000 traffic tickets for using programs or applications on their cellphones while riding motorcycles.
The Traffic Division also said that a motorist received a NT$15,000 traffic ticket after registering a BAC of 0.36 mg, which is over the newly revised legal limit of 0.15 mg.
Another driver received a NT$34,500 ticket for registering a BAC of 0.42 mg, the Traffic Division said.
Taipei City Police Department Traffic Division Chief Chang Meng-lin said that people should pay more attention in order to not violate these new traffic regulations.