The rates of maximum permissible alcohol content in blood of the driver is different in different countries. Automobile Club of Mississauga has gathered the most comprehensive information about how many ppm of alcohol is permitted in one country or another, and what charges are provided for negligent drivers, who are too fond of alcohol and allowing themselves driving under the influence.
Canada. 0,8 ppm is the limit of alcohol content in most parts of the country. Although, there are restrictions of the 0,5 ppm of alcohol content in the blood of drivers in some provinces. The blood of novice drivers and drivers, whose age ranges from 16 and up to 21 years must not contain alcohol at all. The charge for the first such violation in Mississauga is 500 dollars. If the violation is repeated, a person may be suspended of driving privileges and even imprisoned. It all depends on a particular case of driving under the influence.
Cyprus. The maximum allowable alcohol content in the blood is 0,5 ppm. If the content of alcohol exceeds this figure, the driver faces a fine and a driving ban. Amount of the fine and the period of suspension of driving license is determined by the court.
Latvia. 0,2 ppm is allowed for the drivers, whose driving experience is less than two years and 0,5 ppm for everyone. Violators face a charge of 141-704 euros, and in a case if the content of alcohol in the blood is greater than 1 ppm it is possible to face short-term imprisonment.
Liechtenstein. Less than 0.8 ppm blood alcohol content is allowed.
Luxembourg. It is permitted to have on more than 0.2 ppm of alcohol for the drivers of trucks and taxis, as well as novice drivers with less than 2 years of experience, and 0,5 ppm for the rest. The charge for driving under influence is large enough from 100-10000 euro, but if the alcohol content is higher than 1,2 ppm, a driver is deprived of a license and might be imprisoned.
Macedonia. Professional and novice drivers, as well as persons under 21 years old do not have to drive, perhaps even after having a glass of yogurt – even 0.01 per mille of alcohol in the blood is considered a violation of the law for these categories of citizens. For other drivers the limit value makes up 0,05 ppm. The fine for the excess content is a charge of 250-400 euros and the deprivation of the driving license.
Malta. When the content of alcohol in the blood is more than 0.8 per mille of alcohol the driver faces a fine of not less than 465 euros, the ban on driving and possible arrest.
Morocco. In this country the presence of even a minimal amount of alcohol is punishable by deprivation of rights, a fine ranging from 441 to 881 euros and / or imprisonment for a term from 6 to 12 months.
Monaco. 0.2 ppm is the maximum allowable blood alcohol content for bus drivers and 0,5 ppm for all the others. The penalty for driving under the influence ranges from 200 to 9000 euros, repeatable offenders may be imprisoned.
Frank Wells about the amount of driving under the influence charges in Mississauga.