Spain is going to arrest pedestrians for drunk walking. Pedestrians walking wibbly-wobbly down the middle of the road or stepping in front of a moving vehicle, may be asked to take Breath Analyser Test.
Pedestrians walking under the influence of alcohol may not be a safety hazard to others on road. But they surely are a headache. Even if they don’t cause an accident, pedestrians walking wibbly-wobbly down the middle of the road or stepping in front of a moving vehicle, inflict a real mental trauma on those who are either concerned about the inebriated person’s safety or for those who are incharge of the said person’s safety. Bearing this is mind, Spain is going to arrest pedestrians for drunk walking.
Under the new rule, which is part of Spain’s road traffic law reform, Pedestrians in Spain will be subject to alcohol and drug tests if they disregard road rules. Under the new rule, the traffic police will have the right to subject a pedestrian to a breathalyzer test to determine if they are under the influence. If the pedestrian’s road behavior resembles that of drunk walking, the breath analyser test can be performed even if a pedestrian hasn’t caused an accident.
Other notable additions to the Spain Road safety rules include:
1) The cyclists less than 18 years of age must have to wear a helmet at all times.
2) The legal alcohol limit of 0.25 milligrams per liter remains the same for drivers, but it drops to 0.15 milligrams per liter for new drivers and commercial drivers. Thus commercial drivers and new drivers need to be more responsible on road.
3) The fines for drunk driving have also doubled from $664 to $1,328.
4) Children 4-foot-6-inches tall must be in a child restraint system while riding in a vehicle. The law previously required restraints based on age, not height.