After the Lockdown, Tipplers are coming onto the roads drunk again. This has led to a steady increase in the number of drunk and drive cases which have reduced during the lockdown. About 9,000 Drunken Drive cases have already been registered only under the Hyderabad Commissionerate this year. That means an average of 1,500 cases per month, or 50 cases per day, during these six months.
While only four cases were registered in the month of May when the lockdown was in force. The number of cases remained low as the police did not pay much attention even after that. The situation is likely to go worse if the police conduct full-scale drunken drive tests. Going forward, the department is planning to conduct drunk and drive checks on a daily basis.
Until now, the Drunk and drive tests are conducted more from Friday to Sunday. The highest number of drunk and drive cases were reported in February this year with over 3,300 cases. Here is the list of drunk and drive cases:
July (Till Date): 500