Don’t drink and drive- blood alcohol level for driving in India

“No Drinking and Driving” by Mike ‘Dakinewavamon’ Kline is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Most people place a high value on possessing a car. However, owning and driving an automobile entails several obligations. There are regulations for driving an automobile that is peculiar to each country and must be followed, although most driving conventions are universal. It simply means that drunk driving is against the law in any country. It endangers your family as well as other drivers on the road. In 2018, India reported 467,044 road accidents, a 0.5 percent increase over 2017. According to the World Health Organization, India has 1% of the world’s vehicles yet accounts for 6% of worldwide road traffic incidents. Every year, many of these traffic accidents are caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The driver of the car becomes the worst potential fatal weapon that is influenced by drinking and driving since they not only injure themselves but also become exceedingly dangerous to the public on the highways. Why take this risk when it is avoidable? In India, drinking while driving is a punishable offense. 

As a driver, you must be aware of the legal alcohol limit. Any individual whose blood alcohol level is above 30 MG/100 ML of blood in a specific breathalyzer test is regarded to be a case of drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol. The same will apply to any individual who is under the influence of drugs to the point where he or she is incapable of exercising appropriate control over a motor vehicle. As a responsible citizen in India, you should be aware of the penalties for failing to follow the drink and drive laws. Drinking and driving are banned in India, according to Section 185 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, and are penalized by the Indian Penal Court. And, according to this act, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be punished for the first time with police imprisonment for up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to INR 2000. If the same offense is committed again within three years, it will be penalized by imprisonment for up to two years and/or a fine of INR 3000.

As previously stated, if the results of the test match or exceed 30 MG/100 ML of blood, the responsible officer of the Motor Vehicles Department will issue a challan. You must not refuse to take the exam because doing so increases your chances of being detained and facing further legal issues. If you are arranging an alcohol-related party for the weekends or holidays, you can select a driver rather than driving yourself, or you can be a responsible host by ensuring that everyone drives safely home. Try to organize alcohol-free activities and engage yourself and others in new experiences. As responsible citizens of India, let us ensure that we drive safely for ourselves and others, and never plan to drive while inebriated. As a result, never drink and drive, always obey traffic laws, and always arrive at your destination safely.