Drinking and driving cases decreased thanks to alcohol-free regulation

2017-01-20 15:44:43

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The UB City administration has resolved to ban the sales of all kinds of alcoholic beverages from 6 pm of January 17 until the end of January 21, due to an unfortunate case where five people died of alleged alcoholic poisoning.

Further investigation and laboratory tests are being carried out to identify the cause of the five’s death.

After the first day of exercising the ban of alcohols, the number of drunk drivers was reduced by 56.8 percent compared to the daily average, reports the Traffic Police Department. Also, the number of accidents caused by drinking and driving was decreased by 83.3 percent.