Bal Rath driver in trouble but will the children be safe from today?
Canacona traffic cell conducted a surprise check for drunken driving. They booked Bal Rath driver Surendra Dessai for high content of alcohol in the blood.
According to Law in India
Any person having alcohol exceeding 30 mg per 100 ml. of blood, as detected in a test by a Breath Analyzer, or being under the influence of a drug is liable to be charged for impaired driving under Section 185 MVA’88. To such an extent as to be incapable of exercising proper control over the vehicle.
The punishment for the same can extend up to 2 years imprisonment and/or fine up to Rs. 3000/-. If the court convicting a person for the offence of alcohol-impaired driving will disqualify him/her from driving for a period of at least 6 months.
The court may also cancel his/her driving license in case he is found guilty for the same offence repeatedly. The Licensing Authority may also suspend or revoke his/her driving license.
The authorities seem to have been doing a great job on surprise checks. Hoping for it to continue as the lives of little children could be in danger.
Drunken driving, overloading of school vans, busses and speeding are other issues which haven’t been looked into. School van drivers admit children over-limit which tend to students not having enough space to sit or even stand without a hassle.
Some bus drivers force or sometimes allow children to sit in the cabin if they do not have vacant seats. This is very dangerous and if there happens to be an accident, the children may get badly injured.
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