India has become a leading country in case of fatalities due to most road traffic accidents in world.
Road Safety is now prime national concern due to its magnitude & gravity and the consequent negative impact on public health & economy. Road traffic fatalities result in deaths ,disabilities and hospitalizations with severe socio-economic costs . Drinking Driving has become a serious public health problem. The alcohol has become a serious concern in road safety. One should never mix alcohol with driving , but still many people love to do it for fun and end up in mishaps. A drunk driver is equivalent to a potential murderer as he cannot perform his tasks. Also he endangers the lives of people on the road. Drunken driving has become recognized world menace. According to statistics around 40% of road traffic accident occur under influence of alcohol. The accident risk increases significantly when blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.04g/100ml. Some 4,80,000 deaths & 200 lakhs of people get injured by drunk driving.
The United Nations has rightly proclaimed 2010-2020 as the decade of the Action on Road safety so that the current trend of road traffic accidents stabilizes and is reversed by year 2020.
Facts about Alcohol:
Conclusively , if you are planning to drink , please don’t drive ,let your driver drive you to home. Take a Cab .Stay at a friend’s house till morning and then drive home. Just make arrangements before you go and you should always have this on your mind- There is somebody waiting for you at home!