Say YES to the Alcohol Ban on our Highways and save lives!

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II The Alcohol Ban on our Highways II

If you wish that you, your children or parents should be safe on our roads, sign this petition to the Prime Minister.We finally have a prime minister who listens ! Lets use him to save our loved ones.

It took 8 years of efforts in our courts, for a good Samaritan from Chandigarh to get a supreme court order to ban Alcohol being served on our Highways. He spent his own money, time and efforts on it. The sole aim was to avoid you being hit, head on, by a drunk truck or a drunk car driver on our highways.

There are two main complaints from the people affected with the ban. The first is that they have been given no time and this is a very sudden and abrupt ruling.

FALSE - The Supreme court has sent orders to stop selling alcohol on highways in 2004 ! The state governments did nothing !!! for all these 13 years till 2017.

Their second complaint is that hardly anyone dies on highways due to alcohol related death and the quote the NHAI ( National Highway Authority) accidental death figures.
FALSE - It is a well-kept secret that corrupt officials collude with families of accident victims to refrain from mentioning “drunk driving” as a cause of accident (since it prevents families from making insurance claims). It is this fact which ensures that statistics of drunk driving are very very low in India, making the statistics, A blatantly misleading indicator of the carnage that alcohol is causing on our roads and highways in particular. One does not even stand a chance in front of a drunk driver speeding recklessly. Lifelong physical disability is probably the best case scenario in such events.

Despite this, it indeed is a sad commentary on our society, that all our legislators and people in power, are suddenly working hard, even bending backwards, to over turn the supreme court ruling. They are De-notifying highways, even trying to raise a bill in parliament to over turn this ban. The State loses excise and sales tax and other taxable revenues, the Liquor companies lose money as the sales diminish, the hotels and bars on the highway ( most of which are illegally constructed on Govt. land) are crying murder too ! Ridiculously high and completely false figures are being bandied around, to try and get the ruling bypassed or over turned. These are completely fake figures and have zero justification.

Suddenly, Its a ban that hurts everyone, except you !

If you wish that you, your children or parents should be safe on our roads, sign this petition to the Prime Minister.We finally have a prime minister who listens ! Lets use him to save our loved ones. SIGN NOW

Some links with horrifying facts are given below -

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/70-per-cent-of-road-accidents-in-india-due-to-drunken-driving/article2648900.ece

http://www.firstpost.com/india/mumbai-pune-expressway-accident-is-a-reminder-of-the-state-of-road-safety-in-india-2826294.html

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=146093

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