外文标题：Drunk driving may lead to fine of Rs 10,000
NEW DELHI: In a bid to check drunk driving, the road transport ministry is pushing for five-fold increase in fine for first-time offenders while repeat offence will attract stiffer penalty besides imprisonment ranging from six months to one year and impounding of the vehicle for one year.
These will form part of the rules once the proposed Road Transport and Safety Bill become law. The road transport ministry has circulated the latest version of the proposed bill vetted by the law ministry to all state governments for their feedback.
At present, the fine is up to Rs 2,000 or jail up to six months for first drunk driving offence. The new provision proposes Rs 10,000 fine for first time offenders.
Natarajan D (Chennai)
good decision, but will lead to lot of corruption with police. drunk driving menace should be curbed. why not close the liquor shops early in the day itself. we need some extra action on liquor sales side
Prateek Narendra ()
Still not high enough . It must be based on income percentage
amrit () 17 mins ago
While most is would agree to heavier fines for traffic violations, what is the criteria for being ' drunk
Titto Tripathy (Unknown)
But the accident caused by a drunk driver, should be tried as a murder case.
panp () 49 mins ago
Fines should be unlimited depending upon circumstances, damage caused, alcohol consumed etc.
Rajendra Kandari (Unknown)
Growing accidents need heavy fine it is good decision
Venkatesh Ramasamy (Chennai)
Yes its a good move however this has to implemented strongly
Rishi () 54 mins ago
the fine should be 10% of cost of a new vehicle that the drunk driver is riding! seriously. this nonsense has to cease
shivkumar mohite (Rajkot)
For the rich, they can get drunk and drive. If caught, Rs.10000/-, is a tip money paid by them to the waiters in five star hotels. The system should be such that the penalties are imposed after verifying the status of the offenders. For instance, if a rich person can afford to pay a crore of rupees, he can be fined that. A poor man, say the driver of some government or private company's vehicle, revoking his licence for a couple of months will make him suffer more. College students and non earning people should be photographed and displayed over the media with a caption - Be warned. These people drive getting drunk and are a potential hazard.on the roads.
Hope this is not misused by the enforcing authorities.