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Drunken driving is on a rise in Bangalore


Drunken driving: a common site in Bangalore

By Shubhangi Shukla

Bangalore, Sept 27:
The drunken driving cases in Bangalore have seen a significant rise in 2016 Up to August 31, a total of 35,299 cases were booked in the city.

A statement showing number of drunken driving cases in Bangalore states 1977 booked cases in Mico Ravi Kumar, Traffic Police Inspector, Mico Layout said, “We book cases for drunken driving offence and deal with the violators according to the procedure.”

1629 cases were booked in Peenya, as per the Traffic Management Centre records. Malapesh, Traffic Police Inspector, Peenya said, ‘We follow the procedure in drunken driving cases and send the violator’s driving license to the concerned RTO. We also ask the violators to go the court and pay the penalty.’


The records at the Traffic Management Center show that ACP Central Sub Division registered 2788 cases, ACP East Sub Division, 5534, ACP South East Sub Division, 6685, ACP West Sub Division, 7169, ACP North Sub Division, 3942 ACP South Sub Division, 4728, for drunken driving violations.

Offences and Punishment/Fine under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 describes that driving by an inebriated person or a person under influence or drugs/ its abetment calls for a fine of Rs. 2000 or imprisonment for a term of six months for first offence and Rs 3000 as a fine or imprisonment term of two years for the second or subsequent offence within three years of previous commission or both.
MN Sreehari, Traffic Expert said, “The only way to curb this issue of increased drunken driving cases is cancelation of driving licenses of violators who repeat the offence. People should be responsible and should not drink and drive.”


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