Over 20,000 drunken driving cases have been registered in Hyderabad this year till September. The Additional Commissioner of Hyderabad Traffic Police, Anil Kumar has said that they are carrying out a “special drive” against 'driving under influence' in the city. He also mentioned that this year they will be able to reduce at least 12% of the accidents because of the drive. Anil Kumar reiterated the importance of life and road safety by giving out the statistics of the number of accidents that took place over the years.
Talking to ANI, Anil Kumar, Additional Commissioner, Hyderabad Traffic Police said, "In Hyderabad city, we are conducting a special (drive) against drunken driving. And everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol is very dangerous to not only the person driving but to others also. This year till September, we have booked 20,414 drunk and driving cases, in which 3,823 have been convicted and 1,084 driving licenses have been cancelled by the concerned court. We are happy to inform that this year till now we are able to reduce the road accidents due to drunken driving by 12% compared to last year in the number of deaths”.
After the imposition of the new amendment in the Motor Vehicle Act, the charges for traffic violations have been increased. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari announced a lengthy revision list of charges and fines in the Lok Sabha proceedings this year. The new fines range from Rs 10,000 for not having PUC to Rs 5,000 for being without a driving license. The offence of drunken driving and not having the registration certificate, on the other hand, has been charged with Rs 10,000 each. Also, the charges for not having an insurance copy is Rs 4,000 and Rs 1,000 for travelling without a helmet.
(With ANI Inputs)