Everyday traffic violators may have a hard time ahead as they will now have to do more than just pay a fine. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has instructed the police to not only impose a fine on traffic rule violators but also ask them to attend remedial sessions on road safety at a police station.
“I have instructed the police to not only challan riders who don’t wear helmets, but to also summon them to the respective police station for two consecutive evenings to attend three-hour-long remedial classes to learn traffic rules,” Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was quoted by ToI. He was speaking during the Assembly session held on May 9.
The CM was replying to a calling attention motion by Poriem MLA Pratapsingh Rane who mentioned that rising numbers of road accidents was creating anxiety among the citizens and proper tests be conducted while issuing a license.
Parrikar mentioned that of the 326 fatalities last year, 96 were due to self accidents. The CM further mentioned that the main reason for fatalities in self-accidents was due to helmet-less riders.
“If we are able to reduce the accident rate by 40%, we will have achieved something,” the Chief Minister was quoted by ToI. He also mentioned that the government is working to reduce the number of road fatalities.
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