The road safety drive that concluded in the state with reported 56,297 cases booked pertaining to various traffic violations. According to the traffic police, the drive was conducted to ensure road safety norms thereby accidents could be reduced and precious lives are saved. Although these types of drives just make the traffic cell wealthier than that of actually reducing the number of road accidents, nevertheless let’s have a look at the complete report here.
Goa police had conducted the drive from April 15, 2016, to April 30, 2016, against traffic violators. A total of 56,297 cases were booked as a part of the 15-day comprehensive drive on road safety which was concluded on Saturday.
Out of 56,297 cases which were booked 45,636 violators were booked for not wearing a helmet, 285 for traveling without carrying driver smart cards and 324 were booked for driving/riding under the influence of alcohol. Remaining 10,052 cases were booked for other traffic offenses.
The main focus of the drive was on riders without wearing helmets. The drive also concentrated on traffic offenses such as driving without carrying smart cards, driving/riding by minors, driving under the influence of alcohol and use of mobile phone.
The majority of victims in road accidents had been two-wheeler riders and most of were not wearing the helmets, claims traffic police. It encouraged the police to spread awareness on the helmet use and to start with a strict enforcement drive. But it will be difficult to find out how many of the riders are actually encouraged to use helmet even after the drive now.