Drink-drivers, speeders face jail terms in crackdown

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14 June 2007, MADRID – Drink drivers and speeders could face jail terms from next year in a crackdown on driving offences.

14 June 2007

MADRID – Drink drivers  and speeders could face jail terms from next year in a crackdown on driving offences.

All political parties, apart from the conservative Popular Party and a Basque nationalist group, agreed the new get-tough changes to the penal code, reported the radio station Cadena Ser on Thursday.

Speeding and drink driving will carry jail terms under the new changes which are expected to come into operation before the end of the year. 

Offenders will face jail terms of between three and six months. 

Also the level of alcohol permitted in the blood is to be reduced to 1.2g per litre of blood.

The level of sentence is to depend on whether drivers put the general public at risk.

The maximum speed limits are to change.

On motorways, the top speed will be 200km/h. 

In cities, driving over 110km/h will be an offence. 

[Copyright EFE  with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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