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Delhi drive against drunken driving on Wednesday

India TV News Desk 05 Aug 2014, 19:45:39 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Over a 1,000 bars and pubs with cab service providers of Delhi have joined hands to observe the national "Don't Drink and Drive Day" Wednesday.

The bars will dole out discounts to groups with designated drivers and will also book cabs for patrons in high spirits to promote awareness against drunken driving, NGO Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD) said Tuesday.

"It is important to observe a special day. Over 1,000 bars, pubs and cab service providers will join us," said CADD founder Prince Singhal, adding Aug 6 is being observed as "Don't Drink and Drive Day" since 2005.

Talking about special offers, Singhal said the bars and pubs will provide complimentary non-alcoholic beverages to all customers, assist the guests with cabs.

"They will also promote the day though social media," he said.

"In the last decade, over a million people have been killed in road accidents and over five million seriously injured or permanently disabled in India. Moreover, 70 percent of these deaths are due to drunken driving," Singhal said.