Biking While Drunk Still Illegal

Taipei YouBike

A friendly reminder for those who want to save money on a taxi home from the bars.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation Highway Administration reiterated that riding a bike while intoxicated is still prosecuted the same as drunk driving, Apple Daily reported. This includes private and public bikes like the YouBike.

According to the laws in place since March 28, 2014, anyone caught driving (or riding) under the influence of alcohol at a level exceeding .15 mg (BAC of .03) is subject to a fine of NT$300-600. Refusal to take an intoxication test will result in a fine of NT$1200. Drivers with an alcohol level of .25 mg (BAC of about .05) are subject to criminal charges.

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