Well-behaved abroad, they are brats here
As many as 80 per cent of the 40 persons challaned for drunk driving in New Delhi area said they regularly travel abroad and follow all traffic rules, reports Nivedita Khandekar.india Updated: Aug 23, 2008 23:31 IST
As many as 80 per cent of the 40 persons challaned for drunk driving in New Delhi area said they regularly travel abroad and follow all traffic rules.
“But here, its okay (to break rules),” one of them said when he was accosted after the breath analyser showed high alcohol limit.
Of those prosecuted during the drive that was held late Friday night from 1 a.m., as many as 90 per cent were below 50 years, with most of them between 20-35 years, police said.
Profile of violators during the special drive around the Ashoka Hotel in Chanakyapuri revealed startling facts.
The violators included rich young students (20 per cent), self-employed professionals or businessman (40 per cent) and as much as 35 per cent of new age high-income executives of private companies.
“However, compared to a large number of drunk drivers earlier, there has been a sharp decline now. More and more people have sober people driving them back,” said DCP Traffic (New Delhi range) Suvashish Chaudhary.
Another 27 persons were prosecuted in a similar drive held from 10 p.m. onwards on Friday at PVR Saket, Greater Kailash I, Priya Cinema, Tagore Garden and Rajouri Garden.