Infographic: These stats on drunk driving will force you to think about road safety allocation in Budget 2016

Akanksha Jain | Feb 15, 2016, 05.39PM IST
Mixing drinking with driving may sound adventurous, but it is not! Believe it or not, around 70% of road accidents in Delhi were due to drunk driving.

A report by Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD), said the percentage of crashes caused by drunk drivers in the national capital was steadily rising since 2010, when it was 62 per cent.

The report stated that prosecution in such cases had doubled as well, i.e. from 12,388 in 2010 to 26,021 in 2014.

According to the CADD report, a paltry amount og 2-5 per cent of the actual numbers of drunk drivers were sent to jail and rest were let off on the spot after paying a fine of Rs 2,000 or Rs 3,000.

So in case you are partying heavily and too drunk to drive, here are some facts that will help you

As per the Indian Motor Vehicle Act 1988 driving with a BAC level of 30mg per 100 ml (0.03% of Blood alcohol content – international measure) is illegal anywhere in India.

Here’s an overview of the world:

(Infographic: WHO/Cover image: Indiatimes)
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