This viewpoint may be unpopular with many, but we believe it is in public interest and can help save lives. Delhi Police should take lessons from their Mumbai counterparts on dealing with drunken driving.
The Mumbai constabulary has been given breathalysers and, more importantly, empowered to put people behind bars if caught driving while under the influence.
This works better than fines. A large proportion of tipsy drivers can afford to pay a fine but would be seriously deterred by the thought of a night in lockup or a week in jail.
The data in Mumbai shows that the number of accidents per month has dropped to single digits for the first time in four years this August.
The above is reproduced from TOI of 16 Aug 07