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Italian senate passes ‘road murder’ law

  • April 13, 2016

All road collisions that result in death or serious injury will be treated by police as an indictable offence, and those convicted will be subject to much tougher sentencing after a new ‘road murder’ law was passed by the Italian Senate last month.

The new law, which has taken several years to pass all the necessary legal hurdles, could mean 12 years in prison for drivers found guilty of killing while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The first arrest under the new law was reported at the end of March. A 37 year old man was arrested after a fatal collision; the man was understood to have been driving despite having his license revoked in 2011.

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  • June 2, 2023

Transport ministers speak out on ‘cars for kids’, teenage lorry driver training and alcohol limits for novice drivers

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Apr 03, 2023 10:00 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Safe and Sober talk: The fight against drink-driving in Portugal

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  • March 1, 2023

EU to introduce a two-year zero-tolerance alcohol limit for all novice drivers