Goa Traffic Police has devised a system of identifying and monitoring black spots where Road Accidents are prone to occur.
Says Superintendent of Police (SP), Devesh Kumar Mahla, IPS, “Depending on the stretches where fatal and grievous accidents have been reported, certain black spots have been identified and monitored. At these points and time, the Traffic-in-Charge himself remains physically present to supervise traffic management and this has shown remarkable results,” he said.
“If a cop violates traffic rules, not only is he issued a challan but departmental action is also taken against the cop. We have also recently constituted a vigilance squad to ensure traffic cops on duty don’t stop vehicles unnecessarily. We have also instructed traffic cops to wear name plates whenever on duty. We have told them not to stop those following rules unnecessarily.”
“We have an intensive programme for students where they are given instructions on road safety, control and regulations. Each traffic cell in their respective traffic cell area adopts three schools where students from these institutions are imparted training on road safety and safe driving. This year we will increase the number of the student intake for this programme. Students are also enrolling as road safety volunteers where they are imparted practical training on road safety.”
Information credit: ToI