Nagpur: Every year, the New Year spirits are dampened or marred by the reports of road accidents that have claimed the lives of many. The majority of the deceased are youngsters. Most of these accidents were the result of drunk driving. Not only do they risk their own life but also the lives of other road users. With alcohol in their bellies, the temper too shoots up very fast, resulting in quarrels and fights.
This December 31st The Nagpur Police will be conducting a Special Drunken Driving (DD) tests through-out the city from 10 pm of December 31, 2016 to 5 am of January 1, 2017.
More than 100 Static/Mobile/Decoy teams will be conducting the Special DD tests. The Nagpur Police claimed that they will be Photographing/Video recording the complete checking. All the vehicles caught in DD checks are likely to be seized and or detained on the spot.
While speaking to Nagpur Today, Police Inspector (Traffic) Sanjay Khandekar said that they have 15 breath analyzers and will be using them to detect the Drunken Drivers at the various points where Barricades are installed.
In a message to the New Year Party revelers, Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham has requested them to refrain from Drunken Driving. CP Dr Venketesham cautioned and added that they will be trying and linking this Drunken Driving data to Job Verification / Visa and Passport Issuance etc through AADHAR details. Nagpur Police also greeted all the citizens of Nagpur a Happy and Safe New Year -2017.
While speaking to Nagpur Today, most of the Senior Police officials said that they understand the youthful enthusiasm to enjoy the Year end with friends and family. They often show sensitivity and over-look minor offences. However, almost all of them claimed that the reveling of the youngsters should not be a nuisance of problems to others.
The Local police stations will be installing barricades on almost all the major roads known for reveling. They will be monitoring the road users and all offenders of motor vehicles act will be penalized.