Do Not Drink and Drive. This is probably a statement which has been circulated among motorists around the world a million times but still, many choose to ignore it. Traffic police in India has also been taking measures to reduce the number of drink and drive accidents on India roads. This time around, Hyderabad police has come up with a new method to tackle this problem.
Hyderabad traffic police has now started sending letters to companies whose employees are caught driving drunk. The letters will be written to the Human Resources department of the firms intimating that the employee was caught and imprisoned in connection with drink and drive. The letter will also mention the place of offence along with the date.
The Deputy Commissioner of police (Cyberabad Traffic) said
Our intention is not to trouble the employee or seek action against him, but to sensitize all employees about the danger in driving vehicles in an inebriated condition.
The first letter was addressed to an Information Technology firm in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli, whose employees were sentenced to a four day imprisonment after being nabbed for drunken driving.
The legal limit of alcohol content in blood is 0.03% or 30 mg per 100ml of blood. If a person driving a car has a Blood Alcohol Content level of 30 mg per 100 ml of blood, he or she can be booked under section 185 of the Motor Vehicle Act, which consists of fine and imprisonment of up to six months or both. Statistics have shown that even a small percentage of alcohol in a person’s blood can be dangerous and he or she is 2.5 times more likely to be involved in an accident as compared to the ones driving without alcohol.
How to deal with it?
It is quite possible that one might drink on a social occasions with friends, in such cases the best option is always to wait before you drive back. But if waiting is not an option then you can always book a cab online and reach your destination without any problems. While driving under the influence of alcohol you’re not just putting your life at stake, but also others who are driving on the road. So always make sure that you ‘Don’t Mix Drink and Driving’.