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Old 21st December 2015, 13:44   #151
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An article from Livemint showing what the law has to say.

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Although law and or enforcement of laws can play a part, its also about the level of acceptance in society at large that I think is a large contributor or lack thereof.

In the late eighties and early nineties in Western Europe most people would not think much of drinking and driving. Also, in professional circumstances. E.g. people would go to the pub, or during seminars and congresses drinking would be part of the attraction.

These days in large part of Western Europe, drinking and driving, simply isnt done. It just unacceptable behaviour. Company parties and getting bombed out of your skull on booze at a congress is just not acceptable anymore.

For decades drink driving campaign were run, not so much emphasizing the fact that you are breaking the law, as more emphasizing it is just very anti-social behaviour. Took a long time and some of these campaigns are still running in some form or another, but still emphasising the behaviour and what you might do to others.

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Just read how our judiciary has failed yet again. This is really disturbing. I mean how can a person charged with such serious offense is let off free? The article is worrisome for everyone...you never know when a rich-brat will hit your car and easily by-pass the judicial system. Utterly gruesome!

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A Third Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Hyderabad has imposed a new punishment to the first time offenders of drunken driving. The first timers were given a crash course on traffic management

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A total of 100 DD violators were produced in court on Monday, and the judge decreed that first timers whose blood alcohol content measured less than 100 mg alcohol per 100 ml of blood would have to learn what it is like to be a traffic cop and serve their penitence amid the chaotic traffic of Hyderabad.

It was 10 am and the temperature was still only in the mid-thirties but after an hour of waving his hand at an endless river of peak-time traffic, one of the offenders begged to know why he was being made an example of. He was only a first-timer.

Having heard it all before, the traffic policemen paid no need. Officials said the rather like the idea of making first-time DD offenders acquire some first-time knowledge of traffic management.

Inspector M Sreenivas of the Goshamahal Traffic Training Institute said this is a good way to deter people in general from entertaining the notion that drunken driving is just a Tome and Jerry game with policemen. “Not only these 31 people, all those motorists will get the message of what can happen if they are caught driving in a drunken condition.”

Apart from the band of eight who did duty at the Traffic Control Room, two other batches of 10 offenders had to perform at Mozamjahi Market and the Koti intersection.

This is the latest indication that punitive measures for drunken driving will pack a little more menace from now on. Earlier, DD offenders had to do entirely enjoyable public service duties like holding up dainty placards with messages, do some Swachh Bharat sweeping, etc. The five hours of traffic management, like the frog jumps one had to do at school, is likely to be memorable, police officials said.

As per traffic police you can’t have a BAC of more than 35 mg on yyour breath. If you have less than 100 mg and are caught first time, you might get the crash course on traffic management. Since November of 2011, a total of 16,138 people were caught with BAC levels in the 30-50 mg range. By that count, the Hyderabad Traffic Police should have no dearth of unpaid part-timers.
Source: The New Indian Express
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Before issuing permanent driving licence, it should be compulsorily do community service in accident wards of hospital. This is best way to sensitise people
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