Post Mortem

Breathalyzer test and road divider

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 5/17/2019 11:39:42 AM IST

 While appreciating the wisdom of Nagaland Post in conducting the opinion poll of the readers on the subject, “should those driving at night be subjected to breathalyzer test” appeared in their esteemed daily on 15 May 2019, 92% of the readers  said big “yes”  while  only 8% said “no”. Guess who are those “no’s” ? You know the best. Breathalyzer is a special machine using for testing the breath of the drivers and to determine whether he or she has consumed alcohol at the time of driving. This very important practice of breathalyzer test on drivers is being adopted everywhere in the world and even in India also especially during the night time in the entry and exit points of important routes, and the culprits are caught and punished. But this kind of practice is a far dream especially in our commercial hub, Dimapur where we have seen a lot of motor vehicle accidents claiming many precious lives every time.  Ninety per cent of the road accidents within the city is caused by alcoholic influence cutting short the life of many promising youngsters. As an elderly person I use to advice people not to travel in the night time except for emergency purpose that too prayerfully. Otherwise the night time become free for all in our so called dry state cities where many unscrupulous people start roaring business  serving spurious liquor of all brands illegally imported from the next door at Khatkhoti in Assam. This is the actual state of affairs going on; I am not exaggerating. After having their full quota the honorable costumers start driving back home in full accelerators and knocked down anything they find in front of them. Being late night time, there is hardly any pedestrian going on the road side by then; the only victim is road dividers to be knocked down which bore testimony in the front page of Nagaland Post of 15 May 2019. Imagine if you happen to be in a car with your family moving in front of them what will be your fate?  With this few averment I draw the kind attention of the authority concerned to look into this burning issue seriously and  do something that will get rid of this evil social elements going on  in our society once for all.

N.A. Kasar, 
Kuda Village, Dimapur

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