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Old 6th July 2014, 12:12   #61
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Folks hi, Today's Noida Times newspaper reported a Anti-Drunk Driving Check that was carried out by the Noida cops on Friday. Funny part was that the drive ended up at 9pm itself. Surprisingly, it is believed that Noida drinks early.

The cops had a real tough time in dealing with motorists as all of them started to show their regular acts of high connections etc. Here are a few pics of the report:

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As I could not find a better thread for this report so updated this thread after 2 years.

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Jail term almost certain for drunk drivers in Hyderabad.

Source link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/38574994.cms

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HYDERABAD: If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol, be prepared to cool your heels in the cooler. Gone are the days when motorists could simply pay a fine and get away with drunken driving offences, now imprisonment is almost a certainty.

A local court on Wednesday sent a businessman to jail for 14 days. Last Friday night, Ritesh Singh (name changed), a bangle store owner from Asifnagar, was caught by the Sultan Bazar traffic police while riding a bike in an inebriated condition near Osmania Medical College. His blood alcohol content (BAC) was 173mg/100ml while the permissible limit is 30mg/100ml. Ritesh's vehicle was seized and after a counselling session at the Traffic Training Institute (TTI), he was produced before the III metropolitan magistrate court at Errum Manzil on Wednesday.

It was Ritesh's second such offence after being caught on May 24 with a BAC of 185mg/100ml. He was then let off by the court with a fine of Rs 3,100. But on Wednesday, the magistrate took the repeat offence factor into account and sentenced him to 14 days in jail along with Rs 4,100 fine. On the same day, the court also sentenced first-time offender Sanjay, an auto driver who was found to have a BAC level of 315mg/100ml, to a week in jail as he was putting the life of his passengers in risk as well.

During the last weekend, the traffic police booked 192 persons for drunken driving and 100 of them (52%) were sentenced to imprisonment. Apart from Ritesh and Sanjay, one person was sent to jail for two days, 18 others for a day and 79 offenders for imprisonment till the court rises, meaning till 5 pm the same day. Imprisonment till the court rises is being used as a deterrent for even first-time offenders who are either heavily drunk or pick up fights with the traffic cops when they are caught.

According to Hyderabad additional CP (Traffic) Jitender, awareness among motorists has increased due to regular checks by the police. "The awareness among the educated class has increased drastically

. Now, most of the offenders are blue-collar employees or small-time businessmen," Jitender said.

Since 2011, the city police has booked 33,288 persons in drunken driving cases and 2,461 of these were sent to jail. Of the 2,461 persons imprisoned since 2011, 1,221 (49.6%) persons were imprisoned in 2014. "We will soon integrate our data on drunken driving cases with the RTA database so that driving licences of repeat offenders get cancelled. It will also be added with the Cyberabad police data and linked to CCTNS, which means offenders will not be able to get police clearance for passport verification, and international driving licence and visa will become impossible," Jitender added.

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Of the 7,828 offenders who were caught for drunken driving this year, blue-collar employees (2,578) formed a major chunk, followed by private employees (2,323), businessmen (1,093), drivers (624), students (350), software engineers (138), government employees, including police personnel (90), advocates (26), doctors (30) and ex-servicemen (four). Majority of the offenders were in the 21-40 year age group. Since 2011, 26 women were caught in such cases, of which nine were nabbed this year.
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Jail term almost certain for drunk drivers in Hyderabad.
Great News , about time as well , I just hope this drives the point home for anyone considering driving / riding after having a drink no matter how urgent or whatever the need be , drinking and driving is not cool at all . A couple of years ago I read a heart touching story - A 11 yr old kid was waiting for his dad to come home so that he could cut the cake as it was his birthday , unfortunately it was the neighbour hood cop who knocked the door to tell the kid's mom and her family that her husband wouldn't be coming home forever as a guy rammed into him under the influence of alcohol killing him instantly , the cop said it was the most difficult day in his life to tell the distraught kid that his hero wouldn't come home due to a fellow who felt that he was an invincible hero after he had a drink. I don't care whether the violators are highly influenced and well to do folks or just a guy driving a rickshaw for his livelihood , a life lost or maimed is a life too many !

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What is the discussion point of this thread exactly; that driving under the influence of alcohol is deadly is a proven fact. It seems pointless to speculate how much alcohol is too much or too little. For responsible humans there is just no excuse for driving under influence given the possible consequences. It should hardly matter what the jail time is or how effective the cops are. Otherwise if it's about sharing stories of driving while under influence the thread should be renamed to 'Drunk driving confessions'.
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Folks hi, Today's Noida Times newspaper reported a Anti-Drunk Driving Check that was carried out by the Noida cops on Friday. Funny part was that the drive ended up at 9pm itself. Surprisingly, it is believed that Noida drinks early.
Is that a public bus driver being checked, or not? This is something I've seen for the first time.

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"How can the government run liquour business ?", asks the Madras HC to the Centre and State governments.

Does money from liquor outweigh government's duty to ensure public safety and health ?Governments are opening liquor shops/bars as many as possible with sole aim of getting revenue. There is direct connection between liquor and deaths in road accidents.

Source : http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report...centre-2040602

Bangalore-Mysore highway - the busiest highway in KA , is lined with liqour shops. The government is happy making money from liqour sales , but it will never take responsibility for the accidents and deaths that drunken driving leads to.

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Very valid query by the Court. On the one hand, the Govts tax liquor/cigarette at absurd rates saying it is evil, but keep selling them since they need the money. And with liquor in many states, they are the retailers too.

One other good suggestion that the Court gave was to consider reducing the liquor vending time from 12 hours to 8 hours. Currently the shops in TN are open from 10AM - 10PM and you see folks waiting there even before shop opens. Actually, I think they should go one step ahead and restrict the shops to be open only during evenings eg. between 6PM-10PM.

In Kerala, whether by intent or otherwise, the Govt. made some bold decisions - Sundays being dry days, shops closed on 1st of every month (this has been in place for long time now), many not-upto-the-regulations bars closed etc. All these measures (coupled with drive against DUI) have been showing good effect in Kerala - reduction in accidents, reduction in consumption etc. As it is retail shops are very less in Kerala - in comparison, TN has one every street (as the Court observed rightly).
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The government is rolling in the benjamins by selling the liquor permits, Take huge tax from buyers and fine them on the way home

PS - i don't endorse drunken driving at all
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Just saw the most weird spot for a Naka Bandi last night, Hell it was not even a Friday/Saturday/Sunday, but a MONDAY.

The Nakabandi was at the end of the tunnel towards the Chembur side on the Eastern freeway. There were 4 Gypsies, One Big Size Police Van, around 25 Police Guys and lots of barricades. Anyone planning to escape had no route to escape from as the tunnel is curved to the left and by the time you finish the left, the cops are right in front of you. The spot was so unique that bikers who usually exit the freeway (because they are not allowed) from the cut before the tunnel, had no escape as they just could not see this charade. People speeding on the freeway and the tunnel too had a surprise as they had to stand on the brake pedals to stop for the Nakabandi.

They stopped everyone for drunk driving 'Tumcha naav kaai aahe?' test. Even a ministers driver was stopped and checked.

LOVING the smart Mumbai Police. Totally unpredictable.

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Few years back in Bangalore I had witnessed the smartness of Bangalore police. They used to wait patiently in their vehicles outside few pubs. This incident that I saw was on St marks road where the cops spotted a person who seemed drunk getting into the driver's side of the car and they got out of their vehicle and approached the other guy's car. Not sure what happened after that. I hope cops were like angels advising the youth ' Son, please do not drive since you have consumed alcohol'
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Drunken Driving?
The current laws are definitely ill equipped to handle drunken driving. In case of any fatalities in drunken driving, most of the times the section culpable homicide without intention of murder is applied. This grossly wrong. When you drink and drive, you 100% know you are on wrong side of law and this can be life threatening to yourself as well as other road users. So in such cases, intentional murder clause needs to applied in all cases of drunken driving.
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Just saw the most weird spot for a Naka Bandi last night, Hell it was not even a Friday/Saturday/Sunday, but a MONDAY.

The Nakabandi was at the end of the tunnel towards the Chembur side on the Eastern freeway. There were 4 Gypsies, One Big Size Police Van, around 25 Police Guys and lots of barricades. Anyone planning to escape had no route to escape from as the tunnel is curved to the left and by the time you finish the left, the cops are right in front of you. The spot was so unique that bikers who usually exit the freeway (because they are not allowed) from the cut before the tunnel, had no escape as they just could not see this charade. People speeding on the freeway and the tunnel too had a surprise as they had to stand on the brake pedals to stop for the Nakabandi.

They stopped everyone for drunk driving 'Tumcha naav kaai aahe?' test. Even a ministers driver was stopped and checked.

LOVING the smart Mumbai Police. Totally unpredictable.

Drunk driving test or it must be a Nakabandi to check stolen vehicles.
If your name vehicle DL is entered in a book, then must be to track stolen vehicles. Had someone in my city whose vehicle was tracked back in one of these check.

Even after negative views of society, Maharashtra Police still does a good job. Have heard they hardly have shift time or weekly off, leave aside official accommodation.
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