Bengaluru saw 62,576 cases of drunken driving in 2015.

Soon breathalysers at Ktaka bars so you can decide if youre sober enough to drive Schleuning via Wikimedia Commons
news Road safety Friday, November 18, 2016 - 14:23

Over a thousand pubs and bars across Karnataka will soon have breath analysers that will let customers know if the level of alcohol consumption is within the permissible limits for driving or not.

With this, customers will know if they have to make alternative arrangements or if they are safe to drive by themselves. 

This initiative was part of the Road Safety Initiative for a Safe Karnataka (RISK) undertaken by the state government and private cab aggregator Ola as a measure to bring down alcohol-induced road accidents and other mishaps.

During the inauguration of the initiative at a bar in Bengaluru on Friday, Food and Civil Supplies Minister UT Khader said self-assessment by drinkers would reduce the number of drunken driving cases.

“Such initiatives will help prevent accidents," Joint Commissioner (Transport), Maruthi Sambrani told The Times of India. 

Bengaluru saw a total number of 55,138 drunken driving cases in 2014, and the number rose to 62,576 in 2015.  


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