Statistics from the traffic police show, the police recorded 73,741 cases of drunk driving cases in 2017 and 53,092 in 2018.
The police has attributed the drop in the number cases to strict enforcement rules and the steep fines effected this year.
Special drives on drunk driving are carried out frequently... Knowing that there are checks, many people do not drive after having consumed alcohol above the permissible limit.
In drunk driving cases, we do not levy fines but instead file a chargesheet, after which the violators have to present themselves before the court,” said a senior traffic police officer.
Additional Commissioner for Enforcement in Transport Department, CP Narayanaswamy, said the number of driving licenses cancelled and suspended due to drunk driving too has seen a dip.