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Surging Strictness Towards Drunk Driving Laws In India Is Why You Shouldn’t Drive After Pawri

Surging Strictness Towards Drunk Driving Laws In India Is Why You Shouldn’t Drive After Pawri

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Rising prosperity in India is triggering more drunk driving incidents, leading to the strictness towards drunk driving laws in India. According to the Motor Vehicle Act, drunk driving (DUI) is a criminal offence in India.

Drunk Driving Laws In India: Legal Age Of Drinking

  • In India, anywhere between 18 to 25 is identified as the legal drinking age. Though, certain states are absolutely barred from drinking alcohol.
  • States such as Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and others have 18-years as the legal age for drinking.
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  • States like Delhi, Haryana and others consider 25 as the legal age for drinking.
  • 21 is often considered as the age for beginning safe alcohol.

Drunk Driving Laws In India: Alcohol Limit

  • If one has alcohol more than 30 mg/100 ml of blood measured by a breath analyser in their blood is deemed as intoxicated (and obviously, driving).
  • The same is true with any person affected by any substance in such a way that they become incapable of operating the vehicle properly.
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via ipleaders

Drunk Driving Laws In India: Punishments

  • In the Motor Vehicles Act (1988), Section 185 currently constitutes that driving with influence is also a criminal offence in India.
  • According to the Motor Vehicles Act, the first offence of driving by an intoxicated person or a person influenced by drugs is 6-6-months imprisonment or a fine of up to Rs 2000Rs 2000.
  • The second or subsequent offence shall be punishable by imprisonment for up to 2-years or by a penalty of Rs 3000 (if done within three years of equivalent offence).
  • All the above punishments are mentioned in Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act (1988).

Drunk Driving Laws In India: Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

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  • Recently obtained by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the 2016 Motor Vehicle Bill (Amendment) was approved.
  • The amendment draught legislation attempts to improve public safety and guarantees that fines and sentences are raised for drunk driving. 
  • The 2016 bill for drunk driving has raised the penalty from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 10,000 under the motor vehicles reform.
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via thetribune

In some cases, as per the drunk driving laws in India, both penalty and imprisonment are levied—toh agar pawri ho rahi hai, toh piye par drive, cold-drink peene waalo ko karne de. Westernisation ki aad mein padhe-likhe gawar naa bane!

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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