酒駕防制修法引發各界關注，立法院交通委員會於3月25日審查《道路交通管理處罰條例》部分條文修正草案，包含車輛加裝酒精鎖、酒駕累犯重罰 100 萬、致人重傷或死亡應沒入車輛等，盼讓酒駕事件造成的憾事再度發生。
TAIPEI (The China Post) – The proposed amendments to curb drunk driving has attracted discussion in Taiwan society. The Transportation Committee of the Legislative Yuan on March 25 reviewed the draft divisions to the Act Governing the Punishment of Violation of Road Traffic Regulations that include the installation of “alcoguards,” an NT$1 million penalty on recidivists, and car confiscation for offenders who commit serious harm or homicide.
立委楊鎮浯等提案，建議自 2021 年 1 月 1 日起，新登記領照的汽車要加裝酒精氣敏點火自鎖裝置（酒精鎖）。但交通部回應，酒精鎖欠缺國際標準，且恐有他人代吹等問題，安裝酒精鎖要價 15 萬至 20 萬成本過高，對未飲酒民眾不公平。
Legislators, including Yang Cheng-wu (楊鎮浯) proposed that newly registered cars include an automatic engine locking system for drunk drivers starting on Jan. 1, 2021. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), however, considers that such measure could require further consultation due to a lack of international standards, fake breath test, and the high costs of the “alcoguard.” Such a measure would be unfair to non-drinking drivers, the MOTC said.
In addition to the aforementioned amendments, Legislators Hsu Yu-jen (許毓仁), Yeh Yi-jin (葉宜津), and Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) proposed to punish fellow passengers in case of infraction. In response to the proposal, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said that it will conduct consultations among political parties and respect the results of the review conducted by the Transportation Committee.
Taiwan Against Drunk Driving also held a press conference on the same day hoping that the Legislative Yuan can pass the draft bill as soon as possible. Otherwise, the possibility of a street protest might not be excluded.