Kyrgyzstan to harden drunk-driving charges
Kyrgyzstan is going to harden charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Main Road Safety Department informed the news agency 24.kg Wednesday.
The current statistics for the ten months of 2009 shows Kyrgyz traffic police held 12,625 drunk drivers, whereof 1,187 did not have the license. Of those 12,625 cases 8,488 offenders have to pay administrative charges, while 1,492 have their driving licenses suspended. The figures are 35 percent higher as compared to the last-year indices.
Hereat, the Main Road Safety Department suggests hardening the drunk-driving charges and extension of the license suspension period.
20 alcohol-related car accidents took place on Kyrgyz roads in September 2009, where 111 persons got killed and 490 were injured.