Police get green light to go after dr...

Police get green light to go after drunk drivers

There are 35 comments on the Stabroek News story from May 25, 2009, titled Police get green light to go after drunk drivers. In it, Stabroek News reports that:

The police have received the go-ahead to begin utilizing breathalyzers on drivers they suspect may have consumed over the now legally prescribed alcohol limit.

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Pilot 102 what a joke

Montclair, NJ

#1 May 25, 2009
A fine of seven thousadn five hundred,what a joke. The bill was passed just about one month short one year and the joker we have for a Prez is now doing something.Jagdeo wa happen to all them people that got killed by drunk drivers over the last year ? The fine should be seventy thousand,or three months in Brickdam lock up.
Misty

Rosedale, NY

#2 May 25, 2009
Pilot 102 what a joke wrote:
A fine of seven thousadn five hundred,what a joke. The bill was passed just about one month short one year and the joker we have for a Prez is now doing something.Jagdeo wa happen to all them people that got killed by drunk drivers over the last year ? The fine should be seventy thousand,or three months in Brickdam lock up.
I think that fine is Ok, for a first time offense...What's the "big beef" with you????I think you happen to be the "JOKER" on this.

“Cats & dogs can live together.”

Since: Mar 08

Georgetown, Guyana

#3 May 26, 2009
The police and the Ministry of Home Affairs have been on a public awareness campaign for several months now and citizens know the crime they will commit when they drink and drive.

“Cats & dogs can live together.”

Since: Mar 08

Georgetown, Guyana

#4 May 26, 2009
Citizens are now aware of the severe penalties they will have to both serve and pay for drunk driving. It is against the law and it should be avoided.

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#5 May 26, 2009
The President of Guyana along with the police has shown their commitment once again in protecting and keeping Guyanese safe...

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#6 May 26, 2009
Their has been improvement in the traffic sector in many ways, traffic lights, traffic officers from one end to another, better roads etc...but we cannot get away from the fact that there are drunk drivers out their...

Introducing and utilizing breathalyzers are the best way to go in keeping drunk drivers off the roads...

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#7 May 26, 2009
The speed gun was one method that is being active and affective in our country, many drivers have been caught under this system to be driving over the speed limit and recklessly...

The speed gun would also assist the police in using the breathalyzers...

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#8 May 26, 2009
Pilot 102 what a joke wrote:
A fine of seven thousadn five hundred,what a joke.
If caught once then they would feel the penalty of the law in paying the fine, caught twice then they would no the value of $7500...

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#9 May 26, 2009
Pilot 102 what a joke wrote:
The fine should be seventy thousand,or three months in Brickdam lock up.
Rise the fine then you suckers would say that the government knows how to make money off the Guyanese people !!!

$7500 is fair to fine a drunken driver...
Pilot 102 what a joke

Montclair, NJ

#10 May 26, 2009
Ob_server wrote:
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Rise the fine then you suckers would say that the government knows how to make money off the Guyanese people !!!
$7500 is fair to fine a drunken driver...
Mr supporter,if the Gov had said the fine would be $75,000 you would be on this forum defending that amount. The fine should be to keep or discourage a person from doing something through fear.Two bottles of good DDL rum is more than $7,500,just think about it.

“Cats & dogs can live together.”

Since: Mar 08

Georgetown, Guyana

#11 May 27, 2009
Ob_server wrote:
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Rise the fine then you suckers would say that the government knows how to make money off the Guyanese people !!!
$7500 is fair to fine a drunken driver...
The fine is not something to be fair to a first time offender but a penalty.
PatriotGY

Georgetown, Guyana

#12 May 27, 2009
The way this matter was handled was very good. People were given the opportunity to be aware of this before it was passed. The Government ensured we were all educated on the penalties. It gave us the time to understand, be fully aware and prepared for it.
PatriotGY

Georgetown, Guyana

#13 May 27, 2009
Pilot 102 what a joke wrote:
A fine of seven thousadn five hundred,what a joke. The bill was passed just about one month short one year and the joker we have for a Prez is now doing something.Jagdeo wa happen to all them people that got killed by drunk drivers over the last year ? The fine should be seventy thousand,or three months in Brickdam lock up.
Now now, for a first time offender there should be a penalty but not one that is too severe. The Government must be fair and I believe a 7,500 fine is quite alright for a first time offender. The penalties get worse as the offenses increase. When anyone has been fined they know the next time they will lose their license for a year. This fact should be scarier than the first offense penalty thus preventing them from making a second mistake.
PatriotGY

Georgetown, Guyana

#14 May 27, 2009
Ob_server wrote:
Their has been improvement in the traffic sector in many ways, traffic lights, traffic officers from one end to another, better roads etc...but we cannot get away from the fact that there are drunk drivers out their...
Introducing and utilizing breathalyzers are the best way to go in keeping drunk drivers off the roads...
There was a significant reduction in road fatalities last year with a total of 113 fatalities, including 7 children, resulting from 99 accidents. This number is the lowest on record within the past 39 years. With this new go ahead Guyanese will be more careful about drinking and driving and thus there should be a further reduction in road fatalities this year.
PatriotGY

Georgetown, Guyana

#15 May 27, 2009
It is about time that this is instituted. Enough time was given for Guyanese to know the penalties of this offense. Now we can rest assured that when drivers are caught drinking and driving they will be punished and on the third offense he/she will not be allowed to drive anymore. This was a wise decision.
Pilot 230

Montclair, NJ

#16 May 30, 2009
PatriotGY wrote:
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Now now, for a first time offender there should be a penalty but not one that is too severe. The Government must be fair and I believe a 7,500 fine is quite alright for a first time offender. The penalties get worse as the offenses increase. When anyone has been fined they know the next time they will lose their license for a year. This fact should be scarier than the first offense penalty thus preventing them from making a second mistake.
Lets see if you would say the same thing if a drunk driver get into an accident with one of your family members of friends.

Since: May 09

Georgetown, Guyana

#17 May 30, 2009
Pilot 230 wrote:
<quoted text>Lets see if you would say the same thing if a drunk driver get into an accident with one of your family members of friends.
You are always complaining about the government taking advantage of citizens and exploiting them. If the fine was larger as you say then you'd be singing a different song. Would you being saying the same thing if one of your family members had a bad day at work and lost his job, drank too much alcohol, was caught and the fine was as large as you'd like it then he has no money to maintain his family for the rest of the month? There is such a thing as Murphy's law. Look it up.
Veronica

Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain

#18 May 31, 2009
What are the alcohol legal limits?

This is 0,08 %
80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres in blood
35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres in breath
107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres in urine

The highest permitted levels of 0,08 % are in these countries : Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand and the US. The majority of countries has a 0,05 the rest are between 0,00 and 0,04%.

I hope there are exceptions to this law, it is unacceptable to have a driver of any transport vehicle be it passengers or goods to have any amount of alcohol in his/ her system.
Preferably a 0,00 % or maximum 0,02 % for such persons should be enforced.

The fine I can 't comment on I do not know what the minimum wage is. I also do not know if this is the standard fine for all amount of milligrams of alcohol above the 0,08%.

Of course when driving under the influence of alcohol all damages caused to private and or public property must be reimbursed.

“Cats & dogs can live together.”

Since: Mar 08

Georgetown, Guyana

#19 May 31, 2009
Veronica wrote:
What are the alcohol legal limits?
This is 0,08 %
80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres in blood
35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres in breath
107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres in urine
The highest permitted levels of 0,08 % are in these countries : Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand and the US. The majority of countries has a 0,05 the rest are between 0,00 and 0,04%.
I hope there are exceptions to this law, it is unacceptable to have a driver of any transport vehicle be it passengers or goods to have any amount of alcohol in his/ her system.
Preferably a 0,00 % or maximum 0,02 % for such persons should be enforced.
The fine I can 't comment on I do not know what the minimum wage is. I also do not know if this is the standard fine for all amount of milligrams of alcohol above the 0,08%.
Of course when driving under the influence of alcohol all damages caused to private and or public property must be reimbursed.
Veronica, the legal limit stipulated by law in a person's breath alcohol concentration of 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, and blood alcohol concentration of 80 miligrammes in 100 millilitres.
Veronica

Madrid, Spain

#20 Jun 1, 2009
Praetorian wrote:
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Veronica, the legal limit stipulated by law in a person's breath alcohol concentration of 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, and blood alcohol concentration of 80 miligrammes in 100 millilitres.
Yes this is 0,08% alcohol.
Do you know if this applies to drivers of buses and trucks too?

The fine is that for all percentage above the maximum of 0,08 %?
If I have 0,10 % alcohol in my system and the other guy has 0,15 % will we both be fined the same amount?

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