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Legal measures for drivers of a vehicle under influence of a Substance

At the meeting held on 3 July 2019, the Traffic and Transport Services Commission decided to make legal arrangements for the inspection and detection of people driving a vehicle under the influence of substances.

In the decision of the Commission, under the “Motor Vehicles Road and Traffic Act” it will be defined as a crime to drive  a vehicle under the influence of drink, drugs and other substances and it has been decided to make the necessary legal arrangements and to obtain the necessary technical devices so that audits and inspections can be carried out by the police organization. 

Kemal Bağzıbağlı, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, who presided over the meeting of the Commission, stated that the necessary legal work for the elimination of the deficiency, which is very important in terms of deterring the use of vehicles under the influence of any substances and increasing traffic safety, will be completed by the Commission and presented to the Council of Ministers. 

At the meeting, Undersecretary Bağzıbağlı and Commissioner of Police General Directorate Traffic Director Hüseyin Kadir Çete shared information of their official visit last week with the Deputy Minister in charge of security of Ankara Ministry of Interior, Muhterem İnce.

 Source: Ministry of Public Works and Transportation