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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Police book 56,297 cases for traffic rule violations

A total of 56,297 cases were booked in various traffic violations as part of the 15-day comprehensive drive on road safety which concluded on Saturday.
The police said the drive was conducted to ensure road safety so that accidents are reduced and precious lives are saved.
The drive was conducted from April 15, 2016 to April 30, 2016 against traffic violators by the Goa police.
In all, 56,297 cases were booked, out of which 45,636 violators were booked for not wearing helmet, 285  for travelling without carrying driver smart cards  and 324  were booked for driving/riding under the influence of alcohol.
Around 10,052 cases were booked for other traffic offences.
The drive concentrated largely on traffic offences such as driving without carrying smart cards, driving/riding by minors, driving under the influence of alcohol and use of mobile phone. However, the main focus had been on helmetless riders.
Traffic police had claimed that a majority of victims in road accidents had been two-wheeler riders and most of them had been  helmetless riders.
This situation prompted the police to launch a strict enforcement drive and spread awareness on the helmet use.


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