Starting today, HT City begins ‘None for the Road’ — a campaign to curb the menace of drunk driving. We asked young Delhiites to recount their experiences with drunk drivers on Delhi roads.
Have you ever had any bad experience due to drink driving? Ever suffered for it?
My friends had gone on an outing and ended up having excess alcohol. While driving back, they hit a standing truck... one of them had severe cuts on his face and had to go for plastic surgery. It took very long to heal.
Sibu, 27, Engineer
One day, our group was hanging out together. One of my friends, who was a bit drunk, insisted on driving to prove that he was in his senses. But we all pushed him on the backseat. He was too important and it was not worth the risk
Ritu Joon, 19, Management student
I was once shopping in Palika Bazaar and had just come out on the road, when these two guys drove their car over my foot. I yelled in pain but they drove past me. They seemed to be heavily drunk and did not care about the accident.
Pallavi Sharma, 17, Class XII student
Two of my acquaintances had booze and were driving. Suddenly, a bus came in their way and their car got smashed. Both of them died on the spot. Had they not been so drunk, then would have been alive today.
Sagarika Das, 20, DU student
My friend and I go out and drink quite often. But we make sure that we don’t drink much when we have our own conveyance and have to drive back. But if we are commuting by taxi or auto, we have a couple of drinks more.
Manish Sharma, 25, IP University student