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Polish gov’t vows 'zero tolerance' for drunk drivers

19.07.2021 19:00
The government has approved a set of changes to Poland’s rules of the road that would allow for up to a tenfold increase in maximum fines for various traffic offences.
  • Audio report: Polish gov’t vows 'zero tolerance' for drunk drivers
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki briefs reporters on the governments plans to toughen Polands traffic laws and crack down on drunk drivers.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki briefs reporters on the government's plans to toughen Poland's traffic laws and crack down on drunk drivers.Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell

The new rules would also toughen punishments for drunk driving.

“In case of drunk driving your car may be confiscated,” said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

He added that "the fines will be more severe to encourage safer and more careful driving."

"An ordinary walk to school or a family hike should not be fraught with risks to our lives," Morawiecki told reporters.

Radio Poland's Michał Owczarek has the story.

Click on the audio player above to listen.