Goa Traffic Police had launched a special drive from September 14, 2022 to September 25, 2022 to instill a sense of discipline amongst the drivers and riders due to rising cases of Motor Vehicle accidents including fatal accidents. During the special drive, the Traffic Police has prosecuted large number of motorists for various violations. Goa Traffic Police intends to continue the drive to bring order on the local roads.
Pertinently, enforcement in conjunction with proper Road Geometry and appropriate Signage is a threesome strategy to curb road accidents. While the last two are the domain of other agencies, the traffic regulation and enforcement is the responsibility of Traffic Police. Therefore, special drives go a long way in modifying the behavior of road users as the Police has no control over the issuance of Driving licenses which is the most important first step to ensure that only well trained persons ride or drive the vehicles.
Through special drive, for the violation of over speeding, total 701 cases were booked under Motor Vehicle (M.V.) Act and fine of Rs. 7,05,000/- was collected. The punishment for violation is Rs. 1000 for LMV and Rs. 2000 for vehicles other than LMV MDL of the violator to be suspended for a minimum period of 3 months. Similarly, for drunken driving violation, 101 cases were booked. The punishment for this violation is imprisonment which may extend to six months and fine which may extend to Rs. 10,000 imposed and MDL of the violator to be suspended for a minimum period of 3 months.
Under violation rule Riding Without Helmet, total cases booked were 2271 with amount of Rs.22,71,000/- fine collected. The punishment for this violation is fine of Rs. 1000 and MDL of the violator to be suspended for a minimum period of 3 months. Similarly Driving Without Seatbelt , total 676 cases are booked and amount of Rs.6,76,000/- fine collected as fine for violation under this rule is of Rs.1,000/-
Total 3,871 cases are booked under violation of rule Dangerous Parking/No Parking and fine collected is amount of Rs.19,44,000/-. The punishment for this violation is fine of Rs.500 for first offence and Rs. 1500 for second or subsequent offence.
Goa Traffic Police appeals to all road users-Drivers and Riders particularly the young people to drive/ride safely and responsibly and obey all the Traffic Rules.