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Alcohol lovers beware: New law in effect

2011-05-01 08:20:06 GMT2011-05-01 16:20:06(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A driver holds his head in his hands while waiting to be questioned by the police after he is caught drunk driving in Beijing May 1st, 2011.[Photo/Xinhua]

A driver covers his face with his hand while waiting to be questioned by the police after he is caught drunk driving in Beijing May 1st, 2011. The man had a blood-alcohol level of 159.6 mg per 100 milliliters.[Photo/Xinhua]

A policeman shows the test report of an identified drunk driver in Beijing May 1st, 2011. The man had a blood-alcohol level of 159.6 mg per 100 milliliters and was indentified drunk driving according to the new Road Traffic Safety Law taking effect on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua]

China's newly amended Road Traffic Safety Law took effect on Sunday and stipulates that drivers who have at least 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood in their body should be considered drunk.

According to the new law, drivers found guilty of drunk driving will have their licenses revoked and have to wait five years to apply for a new one.

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