KARNATAKA

Taxis, teetotallers in demand

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: The number of tipplers hiring taxis to head home after a night out in pubs and restaurants has gone up in the last three months, according to Ashish Kothare, president, The Association of Bar and Restaurants, Pub and Hotels, Bangalore.

“After the police drive against drunken driving, the demand for taxis has increased. We also come across groups that come to drink along with teetotallers who will drive them back,” he added.

Incidentally, the Bangalore Traffic Police booked 38,665 cases of drunken driving in 2009 as against 30,593 in 2008.

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