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Drinking On 31st December Eve? Know Your Legal Alcohol Limits While Driving

Dec 30, 2021
India the limit is set at 30 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. However, reportedly, this varies to different figures depending on body weight but the average male weighing 65 kg can stay within the legal limit if he drinks:

-- 2 pints of beer (660ml). One is advised not to drink large bottles (750ml).

--One large peg of whisky (60ml)

--Two glasses of wine (200ml)
In India, the permissible age of consuming alcohol differs from 18 years to 25 years and varies from state to state. However, a maximum number of states and union territories in India have a lawful drinking age of 21 years.
Alcohol limit in India
Being a driver or holding a command position of your car, you should know that alcohol above 30 mg per 100 ml of blood can land you in trouble if caught as The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 -Section 185 considers drink and drive as illegal in India and is punishable under the Indian Penal Court.
Punishment for Drink and Drive
As per this act, for the first-time offence, one has to pay a penalty of Rs 2000 and custody till 6 months and one has to pay a penalty of Rs 3000 or will be sent to custody for 2 years.
Drink and Drive in Assam
Recently, the Kamrup (M) district administration has organized a task team that will monitor the city on December 31 and January 1, according to Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha. Further, the Commissioner stated that anyone who drinks and drives will be in serious trouble. "This year, we'll attempt to make the city accident-free".
On December 31, no organizations or individuals could celebrate in hotels or restaurants, he added. Meanwhile, in order to prevent accidents in the New Year, the traffic department and DTO are undertaking a crusade against intoxicated driving in the city, as directed by the Chief Minister.