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Drink and Drive Fine in India
Driving a vehicle is important for all of us because it offers us convenience, status, and independence. It is in other words, an art to simplify the way of living by commuting from one place to another. Driving without the influence of alcohol is a responsibility. It is to keep away bigger liabilities at bay which can arise due to an accident.
As per a report, between 2008 and 2017, nearly 77,000 people died in nearly 2 lakh road accidents arising due to driving under the effect of alcohol. Life is valuable and so while driving you should always remember that someone is waiting for you back home. Anytime and anywhere, you need to abide by the rules of traffic and avoid drunk driving. You
Is it illegal to drive when you are drunk?
Yes, as per the Motor Vehicle Act 2019, it is illegal to drive when you are drunk. Driving under the influence of alcohol is considered a criminal offence.
What is the fine for drunk driving?
For the first offence, you might have to face imprisonment for 6 months and/or a fine up to Rs.10,000/-. Earlier for the first offence, the fine was Rs.2000/- and imprisonment for 6 months.
For the second time offence, you can face imprisonment of 2 years and/or a fine of Rs.15,000/-. Before this amendment, a fine of Rs.3000/- and imprisonment of 2 years was imposed for the second time offence.
Is the fine same for all types of vehicles?
Yes, the amount of penalty imposed for drunk driving is the same for all the vehicles be it a two-wheeler, three-wheeler, or a commercial vehicle.
What is the process once you are caught for drunk driving?
The procedure when you will be caught for drunk driving:
Tips to avoid the Drunk Driving Penalty
Here are some tips to avoid fines for drunk driving:
- Do not drink when you know you have to drive and go home.
- Obey all traffic rules.
- Make sure you get proper documentation of the vehicle you drive.
- Do not over speed if you are driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Use cabs to commute or ask for help. Save yourself from any danger.