Drinking On The Job: Shocking Survey Reveals 56% Of Delhi Taxi Drivers – NCR Admit Drunk Driving Passengers
- A study of 10,000 taxi drivers was conducted by the NGO Society Against Drunk Driving (CADD)
- Of the 55.6% who admitted to driving under the influence, 27% said they had accepted bookings while heavily intoxicated.
- Most of them said they drink on the job because of the long working hours
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Party-goers are always advised not to “drink and drive” and to use a cab or cab to get home safely.
But judging by the shocking results of a survey, even that may not save you from accidents.
The study conducted among 10,000 taxi drivers by NGO Against Drunk Driving (CADD), which has been working in close collaboration with Delhi Police for 15 years to end the danger, found that 55.6 per cent of them drink and drive regularly. Among them, 27 percent agreed with the bookings when they were very drunk.
Of the 55.6% who admitted to drink driving, 27% said they had accepted reservations while heavily intoxicated (Photo is for representation only
The findings also raise serious questions about the safety of female riders who take taxis alone. The drivers admitted that they usually drink on their wait, but if a reservation came, they wouldn’t turn it down.
The survey was conducted between 2 pm and 1 am. Of the respondents, 62.1 percent of them admitted that they consumed alcohol in their cars.
55.6% of the respondents reported that they drink alcohol and drive a car regularly
27% of them even accepted the severe intoxication booking
62.1% agreed that drinking alcohol in their vehicle was screened by their employer for drink driving
90.2% have not been screened by their employer for drink driving
Meanwhile, 55.6 percent of drivers admitted to driving while intoxicated: the main reason is that alcohol consumption is common among drivers and many of them are habitual drinkers.
Most said that because of the long working hours (12-15 hours) they are left with little time off, so they resort to drinking on the job.
The study also claimed that more than 90 percent of taxi drivers were not screened by their employers for drink driving.
A survey of taxi and taxi drivers conducted between 10 September and 10 December tested carriers’ claims to provide a safe ride and an alternative to drunk driving.
Drivers said consuming alcohol in vehicles is easier because they spend up to 10 to 15 hours in the car, and sometimes have long waiting times. Some respondents said that it is also safe and economical to consume alcohol in the car.
The study was conducted on 10,000 taxi drivers by the Society Against Drunk Driving (CADD).
A city court said in June that drunk drivers are no less than “suicide bombers,” while refusing to show leniency to such a person by upholding his prison sentence.
Prince Singhal, road safety expert and founder of CADD, said: ‘The research was conducted at 50 prominent public locations in Delhi including airports, railway stations, metro stations, shopping malls, malls, office complexes and university districts. 893 out of 10,000 taxi drivers were black and yellow and 9,107 were radio and app-based taxi drivers.
‘Also a key finding of the survey was that police enforcement on taxi drivers was minimal in Delhi, Gurugram region and Noida and that taxi drivers, if prosecuted at all, are usually charged with speeding, red light jumping and reckless driving but rarely,’ added Singhal. that. for drunk driving.
“Since taxi drivers are bound by the duty of sober driving, it is more appropriate for the police to conduct alcohol tests on them especially during the period from 11pm to 1am on a regular basis.”
Some of the known areas where the survey was conducted include the vicinity of IGI airport and railway stations in New Delhi, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Central Park, Connaught Place, Nehru Place office complex, GKI and II, New Friends Colony, several major shopping malls and DLF Cyber Hub, DLF City Centre, Ambience Mall, Sector 18 market Noida, Mall of India, Great India Place and Logix City Centre.