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Dangerous drivers face stiffer penalties with new Diet law

Date Posted: 2007-06-01

Reckless and dangerous drivers are now going to pay more dearly for their transgressions, thanks to a new bill approved by the Diet.

Drivers whose deeds cause accidents resulting in death will now find themselves more likely to wind up behind bars. The new law provides maximum seven-year prison terms for cases not meeting tough terms of a 2001 law, and now includes motorcycle drivers as accountable.

A 2001 law imposed a 20-year sentence for drivers causing accidents leading to deaths, but the complicated rules of evidence often left courts unable to determine if a driver deliberately performed unlawful acts, such as ignoring traffic signals or using alcohol or drugs. This latest Diet action simplifies the rules and applies a less stringent burden of proof for prosecutors to obtain convictions.

The Diet says itís not through, and promises to approve a bill this term that will impose very rigid penalties against drunk drivers.

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