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Gurgaon drink-drivers to be ‘face-booked’

india Updated: Aug 26, 2009 02:47 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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The Gurgaon police plan to use the Internet to check drink-driving in the city. The idea: to ‘defame’ repeat offenders by posting their names, addresses and photographs on the police website.

“This will not only discourage them but also other drivers from committing the crime of drink-driving,” said Alok Mittal, joint police commissioner.

The police have registered 4,183 cases since January, when they started a drive against drink-driving.

About 3,400 of these were registered in the past three months.

Mittal said the police effort had been successful, and the number of accidents and incidents of road rage and other road-related crime had come down in the past three months.

Simultaneously, the traffic police department ran a late-night campaign to crack down on drink-drivers — especially around pubs and malls.

DCP (traffic) Satender K Gupta said that as a result, accident cases had dropped by 20-25 per cent in three months.

The police will also ask the Regional Transport Office to cancel the licence of those booked repeatedly on drink-driving charges.