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Old 11th December 2010, 17:34   #136
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Well, now if you drive drunk, you will also be PHOTOGRAPHED at the time of offense. Reason : An enterprising businessman, who was caught driving drunk, had his employee appear in court and sit out the Jail sentence. The poor employee was diabetic, and couldn't sustain the conditions in jail. Result? He died!!!

Your photograph will be produced in court to ascertain the right identity.

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Further to the previous post, there's another update : Drink and Drive? Get your photograph taken, go to Jail and pay a 6,000 rupee fine! Yup, proposal for hike in the fine has been approved.

Source : Today's edition of the Times of India
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GOOD! That is exactly what should be done! I hate people who drink and drive. And I dont use the word Hate that often!!!
I am sure the decision taken by the Maharashtra Govt yesterday at the Nagpur Winter Session here is worth emulating by all other states.
There is a drive against drunken driving at times and traffic squads are all up with breath analysers on highways outside Nagpur where most of the bars and restaurants are located.
I have seen them just outside the bars in the parking lot. The man comes out drunk with his group of friends after celebrating some occasion and their "icing on the cake" is the breath analyser waiting outside. As soon as they enter the car, getting perched on the driver's seat and start reversing, pop comes the kill-joy!
Bribing and corruption to get away in the process should be condemned.
Its a good step taken to check drunken driving.
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Yesterday’s Deccan Chronicle had an article about action being taken against drunken driving. As per law, a person DUI can be fined Rs2000 or 6months jail or both. Till recently, cops would just charge the fine amount and let the offender go.

In the recent weeks, due to surge in accidents, they have started doling out 15day jail terms for drunken driving. And this is non-bailable. And this seems to have drastically reduced accidents in the city. Strong deterrent, I would say.
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Reviving an old thread:

Fear of Jail brings down drunken driving cases in Hyderabad

Source link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/43663177.cms

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HYDERABAD: The city police are all set to register a record number of imprisonments in drunken driving cases this year. The special drive being carried out by Hyderabad cops has had an impact on the educated class as the number of white collar professionals involved in drunken driving cases has been coming down drastically. The crackdown also had a positive impact on drivers, but the worrisome factor is that the number of women and blue collar employees getting booked is increasing.

In 2014 till the end of August, the city police registered 10,458 drunken driving cases of which 1,792 offenders were awarded imprisonment which ranged from being confined in the premises till the court proceedings ended for the day to 14 days. The offenders were also made to pay Rs 1.29 crore in the form of fines (fine amounts ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 4,100). In 2013, the police registered 13,476 drunken driving cases of which 1,234 offenders were awarded imprisonment.

According to traffic training institute (TTI) inspector P Srinivas, the increase in the number of imprisonments is due to the fool proof process of recording the offences. "When we produce the offenders before the courts, their data is presented before the magistrates in the descending order of level of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). The repeated offenders list is separately marked and courts have been considering the drunken driving offences seriously, punishing the accused with imprisonment whenever it is required," Srinivas said.

Courts are awarding imprisonment to repeated offenders and till September 25 this year, 45 repeated offenders have been awarded imprisonment. As per the law, one can be booked and prosecuted if the BAC is above 30mg/100 ml. The courts in Hyderabad have been awarding imprisonment if the BAC of the offender is above 100 mg.

Earlier, the cops used to carry out the special drive only during the weekends but since the past few months, they are conducting the check even on any random day during weekdays. Every week, 22 teams of traffic cops have been performing drunken driving checks at different locations between 10 pm to little past midnight.

If not the hefty fine amounts, the fear of imprisonment has definitely shown massive impact on the psyche of the upper people, who are now either opting for a cab or asking their sober friends to drop them home after consuming liquor, additional CP (traffic) Jitender said.

The data of drunken driving also suggests the same as the numbers of white collar employees and government employees committing the offence are reducing. For example, in 2013, 41 Central government employees were booked but this year, till the end of August 2014, not even one Central government employee committed the same mistake. Similarly, in 2013, police booked 12 teachers and the number is zero in 2014. The number of doctors, advocates, bank employees, software professionals, ex-service men involved in drunken driving cases has also come down drastically.

But the offences are on the rise among women and blue collar employee category. In 2013, police booked 12 women but till August this year, 13 women have been booked but none was awarded imprisonment. Similarly, in 2013, 3,212 blue collar employees were booked and this year, the number has already reached 3, 051 by the end of August. However, the number of drivers involved in the crime has come down slightly. In 2013, police booked 1,621 drivers for driving in an inebriated condition but till the end of August this year, only 8,88 drivers were found committing the offence. Majority of the offenders (75 %) are in the age group of 21 to 40 years and the BAC of most of them is in the range of 100 mg - 200 mg, which is 3-7 times more than the permissible limit.
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Good to see the law creating a fear (and awareness) of imprisonment and hefty fines to prevent the driving and driving habit plus helping the citizens and other road users making it safer to travel at nights.

Of this figure not sure how many are left scott free by accepting bribes. Nevertheless I am happy by this development and hope the drunken driving comes down considerably.

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Ok am just playing the devils advocate here

The permissible limit in India for a drunken driving case is anything > than 30 mg of alcohol per 100 ml in his or her bloodstream.

So what can you drink not to exceed the 30mg level ?

Also I think they should mandate a rule that every Pub/Bar should have an Alcohol breath analyzer machine installed at the exit so that customers can test and confirm if they are over the limit or not ?

Now before folks pounce on me, I am not trying to promote drunken driving, just clarifying the limits.
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^^^ I guess you meant a permissible limit of "< than"...

When we still have cops using their nose as breathalysers in many parts of the country, not sure if there is any point in identifying and sticking to what is permissible. Safer side, avoid having any drinks if you intend to drive.
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^^^ I guess you meant a permissible limit of "< than"...

When we still have cops using their nose as breathalysers in many parts of the country, not sure if there is any point in identifying and sticking to what is permissible. Safer side, avoid having any drinks if you intend to drive.
Right , that was a typo it should be < 30mg, thanks for pointing it out.

Agree with the Safer side advice, but as a matter of principle if you are within the limit you are technically not breaking any law.
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Here is the press note by Hyderabad Traffic Police against Drunken Driving
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So what can you drink not to exceed the 30mg level ?
A human being has about 5 litres of blood.
A concentration of 30 mg per 100 ml means total 1.5 g alcohol is permissible.
Now the issue is that this is not really correlated with the intake - since alcohol in blood depends on how fast the alcohol is absorbed.
Now that is highly dependent on a number of variables.

On empty stomach with few hours of prior fasting the 10 g intake may result in blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 30 within 30 minutes.
Whereas a well fed person may have 100 g intake but still result in lower BAC.

Please note all the numbers I have used are for pure ethanol.

What people may find helpful is this:
http://www.moderation.org/bac/bac_tables.pdf
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BAC also depends amongst other things on the body's ability to metabolize the alcohol in its cells. That would be different for each individual.
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People just refuse to learn. Days after a drunk girl in a Q3 killed two, here's a joker - some Shivani Bali from Worli - who was caught driving drunk.

Her solution to evade the police? She locked herself in her car! What an idiot.

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It's not what or how much you can drink, it's about having the sense not to sit behind the wheel after having a few drinks. In India sadly people would happily pay a few thousands at a pub but would want to drive back on their own to save taxi fare!

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The permissible limit in India for a drunken driving case is anything > than 30 mg of alcohol per 100 ml in his or her bloodstream.

So what can you drink not to exceed the 30mg level ?
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It's high time Govt. should come up with ZERO TOLERANCE policies related to Drink and drive issues. The number of cases are on a rise because of lack of severe action against the culprit.
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I kind of agree with keeprevving.

Its not so much the cost of hiring a driver from the service providers (costing around 500/750) to take you home or hiring a taxi.

The reason that people drive home drunk is because they can. They believe that they will get away with it.

The lack of punitive measures in the past resulted in such a behavior. The economic math of fines is not a deterrent as probabilities of being caught are abysmally low.

Given the last few cases of applying provisions of the law such as culpable homicide not amounting to murder, when accidents occur, I am sure that drunk driving instances will fall in the future.

Making examples of such heinous cases would put the fear in people resulting in a drop of this social menace.
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