Hyderabad, Jan 5 (Maxim News): Continuing the focus on curbing the menace of drunk driving in Cyberabad areas, Cyberabad Police conducted drunk driving tests on Monday night too and booked 180 DD cases.
All those 180 persons will be sent to court after filing charge sheet for drunk driving offence.
For the first offence, they would be imposed a penalty of Rs 10000 and/or upto 6 months of imprisonment and for second or subsequent offence, a penalty of Rs 15000 and/or imprisonment of upto 2 years.
Also, their DLs are being seized and forwarded to the concerned RTOs for suspension/revocation as per Section 19 of the MV Act, 1988.
It is reiterated that the citizens shall exhibit sense of responsibility and take all precautions to not to drive under the influence of alcohol at any cost.
Many people who are caught in DD think that they had had only a limited quantity of alcohol and it has had no effect on them and they can drive perfect. But, it is a misconception. The accidents data clearly point out that the driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the major causes of road accidents. The legally permissible limit of alcohol in blood in India is only 30 mg/ 100 ml of blood.
The effect of alcohol on human body is not uniform on all persons and it depends on numerous factors. Hence, no one can be under the impression that the lesser quantity of alcohol would have no effect on the behaviour. Any quantity of alcohol would definitely have impact on the decision making / responsiveness of any person that will in turn affect their driving skills.
Hence, it is urged that the citizens need to be alert and make alternative modes for travel when they are under the influence of alcohol and be safe. (Maxim News)