Sunday, November 15, 2009

God save you if you drive drunk in city

God save you if you drive drunk in city

On the cards: No driving licence for youngsters below 18 years

Shwetha S. Bangalore

Bangalore police is all set to tighten the noose on the city's drunk drivers. If you're caught driving after a few tipples, it could well mean cooling your heels, and your head, for 24 hours in the police station. That is, if the state transport department's proposal next month to the Government of India for an amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, is cleared.
The other proposal is to stop issuing driving licences (DL) to teenagers below 18 years. The current eligibility is 16 years. The state transport department, along with other states, is planning to put forward these proposals to the government to make the city safer.
This move follows a flood of requests from concerned parents and citizens campaigning against drink-driving to bring in morestringent laws instead of the current system, wherein offenders are let off after paying a fine.

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