Traffic cell-public awareness meet held at Vasco


Traffic Cell in association with Regional Transport Officers organised ‘Saad Sanvad’, an interaction with public at the conference hall of Traffic Cell, Vasco.
Addressing the public, Traffic PI Sudesh Narvekar said poor road infrastructure, drinking and driving, over speeding and flouting of traffic rules leads to accidents. “To curb this, government has undertaken educational and awareness programmes for drivers/riders of various vehicles on how to avoid accidents,” said PI Narvekar.
Dr Gautam Dubashi while speaking on ‘evil of alcohol consumption while driving’ stated that when a person drives/rides a vehicle all his five senses work in coordination with each other.
“Once a person drinks and drive, the alcohol takes control of the brain which does not allow the senses to function, leading to accidents,” added Dr Dubashi.
Mormugao RTO Assistant Director Vinod Arlekar said: “Life today is very competitive and in the bargain to achieve the target we drive fast which leads to accidents.”
Arlekar informed that in Goa, 80% accidents takes place due to human error, while 15% due to bad road condition and 10% due to mechanical failure. “However, due to continuous awareness programmes by the RTO and Traffic Cell all over the State, the death rates in road accidents have come down during the last year,” he said.
During an interactive session, Dr Jenifer Lewis e Kamat suggested that while issuing licenses, the authorities should be strict and if a driver commits three offences then his license should be cancelled and made to answer the test again.
The RTO and traffic cell accepted the suggestions and sought cooperation of the public to curb road accidents.
The interactive session was attended by DySP Traffic Cell Guruprasad Mhapne, RTO Assistant Director Vinod Arlekar, Dr Gautam Dubashi and JC Malik Arjun Kuknoor. [H]