The National Police Agency (NPA) and Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) cooperated to amend the law with a greater punishment for drunk driving. The NPA has planned at least two nationwide DUI crackdown missions every month and required all the police departments specially deploy their forces at DUI-vulnerable sections and time.
According to the latest statistics from the Road Traffic Safety Committee, the MOTC, from January to September this year, the number of DUI accidents decreased by 6.2%, deaths by 11.4%, and injuries by 6% compared to the same period last year.
Premier Su Zhen-chang mentioned in public security meeting this year that the relevant government ministries should set up mechanism for drunk driving enforcement to safeguard the safety of the public.
In addition, the NPA also requires all police departments to trace back to the business venues where the perpetrators consumed alcohol. If the police discovers that such business owners neither persuade the consumer to give up drunk driving, nor provide them with hire-a-driver service or taxi booking, a legal advice shall be provided for the first time. If such incident happens for the second time, a warning notice shall be issued. If the same incident occurs for the third time or more, the police will work with agencies charged with construction management, public works, fire, health and tax to strengthen inspection and enforcement at the business venues.