Don't Drink and Drive

With almost every day a case registerd for drunken driving, India has one of the highest accident rates but  the lowest conviction rates. Every year thousands of  cases are lodged for causing death by negligence in driving, but the conviction rate is only 9 per cent. Court delays make it easy for witnesses to disappear, bribe witnesses or hostile. And as conviction takes time, the driver can be seen back on the road the very next day as it is a bailable offence. Also, the penalty for drunken driving is a mere of 6 mth prision  or a fine of Rs 2000/- but hardly anyone ever goes to prison as Rs 2000/- is a paltry sum. Honestly speaking even if you kill someone here in the road accident you can get away without any penalty, provoded you have an influential family. Once again, the news is that the government is proposing to take "strict measures"  against road accidents acses;like confiscate the licence of anyone who fails the breath analyser test. That’s good news. In fact, the driving licences of all those who drive recklessly should be confiscated!!!!
Sahir Rehman
Sahir Rehman reported the Citizen Journalism
on Mar 14, 2014 , 04:35 pm
Please avoid drunk driving during Holi
A lot of people each year are indulge in drunk driving. People not just drink but also have bhang and then drive vehicles.Remember not only is it harmful for you but also for others on the road. Don't let a festival turn into a nightmare for you and more »
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Tejju
Tejju and commented on the poll by Chandu Hima Varshini
on Jan 15, 2014 , 12:36 am
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Gayatri Goswami
Gayatri Goswami reported the Citizen Journalism
on Dec 24, 2013 , 05:37 pm
Hoping for a safer New Year's Eve!
I just read this news piece that in a bid to beef up security during the New Year's eve, traffic police has taken strict measures and a lot of routes are being altered for the particular night, especially on MG Road stretch. Apparently, they plan to more »
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Sanjay Prakash Srivastava
Sanjay Prakash Srivastava commented on the citizen journalism by Nina S
on Dec 13, 2013 , 05:47 am
Nina S - Companies should check their cab drivers!
While companies have become stricter after government guidelines were introduced to keep women's safety in mind, what they need to do is do random checks on their cab drivers. Most companies that offer a drop and pick facility to their staff need to more »
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Kanika Yadav
Kanika Yadav updated the Citizen Journalism
on Sep 04, 2013 , 12:33 pm
Fleetcabs make nightlife safer and easier
On reading this kind of ad on Meru Cabs for the first time, I was quite surprised and couldn’t understand the purpose. Later I discovered that this is a wonderful campaign started by several Fleetcab companies that are trying to create and spread a more »
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Neetole Mitra
Neetole Mitra updated the Citizen Journalism
on Jul 05, 2013 , 02:00 pm
When cops came to the rescue
This happened in a posh south Delhi locality recently. About 10 in the night. A  green zen, number DL 3C D 4286 had four or fives boys on a joy ride. They seemed pretty drunk. On what I can't say. Maybe they were just high on life or stupidity or more »
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Rajesh Khanna
Rajesh Khanna and 4 more took the poll by Chandu Hima Varshini
on Apr 30, 2013 , 11:33 pm
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