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Drunk Bicycle Driving In Taiwan Subject For Fine And Penalty

Anyone caught riding a bicycle, electric bike or tricycle under the influence of alcohol in Taiwan or literally drunk driving may subject for a fine of NT$600-NT$1,200 for first offense.

If caught, officers will make use of a breathalyzer test to check alcohol level in the offenders body, refusing for such test will be fines NT$2,400 according to the National Police Agency of Taiwan.

The penalizing of such drunk bicycle driving is under the Taiwan’s Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act.

In the said act passengers of may also penalized to anyone riding with a drunk driver. Refusing to stop in a checkpoint or refusing to stop when called can also be penalized.

In the data of National Police Agency statistics between 2014-2018, there were 341,448 drivers in Taiwan that are caught with drunk driving offenses.

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