Common Traffic Offences
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b. Dangerous driving involving alcohol or drugs

Due to the increasing number of cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the statutory sentence was enhanced in 2010 by expressly stating that the maximum fine and term of imprisonment for the offence of dangerous driving (including that of causing death and causing grievous bodily harm) shall be increased by 50% if:

  • the proportion of alcohol in the driver’s breath, blood or urine exceeds the following:
    • for breath, 66 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath;
    • for blood, 150 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood; or
    • for urine, 201 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine; or
  • any amount of certain specified drugs (including the most common ones such as heroin, ketamine, cannabis, cocaine, etc.) is present in the driver’s blood or urine.
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