Vijayawada: 128 drunken driving cases booked

Vijayawada: 128 drunken driving cases booked
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The traffic police explained the ill-effects of drunken driving and asked them to shun the practice. They said not only the auto drivers, but also their families, passengers and their families will be badly affected in case of accidents caused by drunken driving.

Vijayawada: In spite of a vigorous campaign launched by the city police to check cases relating to drunken driving, many drivers are not changing their attitude and have been caught while being drunk and driving. The city traffic police conducted checks across the city on March 11 and 12 and nabbed 128 persons accused of drunken and driving. Under the supervision of traffic DCP T V Nagaraju, the traffic circle inspectors, sub-inspectors, assistant sub-inspectors and others participated in the checks.

Later, counseling was conducted at the traffic headquarters located at the AS Vyas complex near Indira Gandhi municipal corporation stadium. The traffic police explained the ill-effects of drunken driving and asked them to shun the practice.

They said not only the auto drivers but also their families, passengers and their families will be badly affected in case of accidents caused by drunken driving. The traffic police have been collecting hefty penalties for the past few years from the drivers for violation of traffic rules like triple riding, helmetless driving, passing in the wrong route, over speed, rash driving and overload of passengers. The police caught the drivers of tractor, truck, car and other vehicles in the checks.

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