New Years’ Eve is a party holiday. However, Hyderabadis..this New Year’s eve, drink and drive at your own risk. Police are in no mood to let hooligans go crazy on city roads. The offenders will be sent straight to jail. In a note released by DCP Ranganath, this December 31st, Hyderabad Traffic Police (HTP) will be conducting special Drunken Driving (DD) tests throughout the City. The special checks will take place from 10PM (Dec 31) to 5AM (Jan 1st).
Over 100 Static/Mobile/ decoy teams will conduct the Spl DD tests. The complete checking will be recorded. All vehicles caught in DD checks will be Seized/ detained on the spot. The Hyderabad Traffic Police is requesting all the New Year Party revellers to refrain from Drinking and Driving. They even released few statistics to show the rise of DD cases in the city. In 2016, more than 7500 drunken drivers were imprisoned (ranging from 1-15 days) compared to 2015 which saw 2500 DD cases.
What’s more worrisome is that the Traffic police will be linking this DD imprisonment data to Job Verification/ Visa & Passport Issuance, etc through AADHAR details. It is better to designate a sober driver. If someone in your party plans on complete drinking, make sure they don’t plan on driving. Else, it is best preferred to hire a cab to get back home.
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