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MVD survey on drunken driving

Following the decrease in the sale of liquor across the state through the Kerala State Beverages Corporation outlets and Bars,

Published: 08th October 2013 11:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2013 11:54 AM   |  A+A-

Following the decrease in the sale of liquor across the state through the Kerala State Beverages Corporation outlets and Bars, the Motor Vehicles Department is all set to conduct a survey across the state to know whether there is any decrease in the number of drunken driving cases. The MVD will start the survey this month. According to N K Ravindranath, Regional Transport Officer, Enforcement, MVD, they would conduct a thorough checking across the state to identify whether there is any decrease in the number of drunken drivers. “We all know that driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol is one of the major reasons for accidents in the state. If there is a decrease in the number of drunkards, the number of drunken drivers might also show a decrease,” he said. This will also reduce the number of accidents. We will take one month to conduct the survey,” he added. Later,we will compare the data on number of drunken driving cases during this time period to the data of the last two years. The result of the survey will be handed over to the Transport Commissioner,” N K Ravindranath said. MVD officials said that since checking by the police and other enforcement agencies during the night have increased, most of the people did not dare to drive vehicles after consuming alcohol. Most people purchase liquor and use it at their houses. “The number of accidents, especially during the night time, has gone down,” the Officials said. The Bevco recently published its data stating that liquor sale has come down during this Onam season compared to that of the last year. According to the Bevco, the total income from the sale of Liquor during the Onam season this year was Rs 326 crore compared to previous season’s Rs 333 crore.

 



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