The Rajya Sabha enacted the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 on July 31st, and on August 9th, the President granted his permission and it was published in the Gazette. However, from August 20th, the motorist must pay a fine of Rs. 10,000/-solely at the mobile court for drunken driving. No need to be concerned about the case, sir, because they have already received the fine money from you and will pay it and close the case if they have made Otherwise, there’s no need to be concerned—no charges will be brought against you.
The allowed blood alcohol level (BAC) in India is 0.03 percent per 100 millilitres of blood. This equates to 30 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. For a quick reference, an average guy weighing around 65 kg can potentially stay inside the legal limit if he drinks two pints of beer (equal to 660 ml), one big whiskey peg (60 ml), or two glasses of wine (200 ml). It takes the body around one hour to digest 29.5 ml of alcohol. Because each type of liquor has a different amount of alcohol in it, you must be able to drive again without losing your sense of reason or coordination.
At least 90 minutes after a pint of beer, and three hours after a big scotch or two glasses of wine.
The law panel has also proposed tougher punishments, and the government is thought to be close to adopting additional revisions to the Act, which might include docking points from the licence for each offence and suspending the licence once it reaches a certain number of points. That’s a little stifling. I’m pretty sure I’ll never want to drink again after today, but I’m already five times the legal limit and need to get home.
Reference: Section 185 in The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. 185. Driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs.—Whoever, while driving, or attempting to drive, a motor vehicle,— 1[ (a) has, in his blood, alcohol exceeding 30 mg. – – AHG223 – 202100581 – 122 – 92 – 202100223-20210039-48