In the special drive by the Commissioner of police at 40 locations on 21 July from 8 PM to 11 PM as many as 159 cases were booked with regards to drunk driving.
This is one of the major drives against drunk driving in the city and in one day alone 159 cases have been slapped. All the vehicles have been seized and now all the 159 persons would be produced in the court tomorrow where they will have to pay the fine as decided by the judge.
City traffic cops went on an overdrive to instill traffic rules across city limits. Each day they are undertaking different issues and trying to instill traffic rules in the city may it be pavement clearance, the non-wearing of helmets, fancy number plates etc.
The rising number of cases highlights the need for more aggressive awareness campaigns and stricter action by police.
Today, drinking has become a craze. It is common even at family gatherings. This makes it extremely difficult to curb drinking, which is no longer restricted to special occasions, like New Year’s Eve. Everyone (when drunk) feels that s/he is in full control of their senses. Greater, aggressive awareness is necessary to make citizens realize the inherent risks.