Delhi Police issues advisory for Holi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 19:06

New Delhi: Holi revellers beware! If you are going to drink and drive on the day, you may land up in jail.

Delhi Police today published an advisory for Holi on Wednesday announcing elaborate traffic arrangements to check incidents of drunken driving, over speeding, dangerous driving, triple riding, minor driving, driving or riding without helmet and other traffic offences.

"Special checking teams with alcometers (alcohol breath test) and speedometers will be deployed at major intersections to detect and prosecute violations," Anil Shukla, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said.

"In case of drunken driving, besides prosecution, the drivers are liable to be arrested and their vehicles impounded," Shukla said.

About 200 special checking teams will be deployed all over Delhi to check drunken driving.

"Drunken driving is punishable with a jail term and suspension of driving license besides fines," Shukla said.

Last year on Holi, 8,526 people were prosecuted for drunken driving, over speeding, triple riding, dangerous driving, traffic signal violation, driving or riding without helmet and other offences and violations.

"This year up to March 15, 6,809 drivers have been prosecuted for drunken driving out of which 948 drivers have been awarded jail term," he said.

"Driving licenses of 99 motorists have been suspended," he said.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 19:06
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