Margao: The Colva traffic cell as part of the week-long traffic awareness week reached out to over 150 private bus owners, conductors, taxi drivers, pilots and rickshaw drivers across the South Goa coastal belt as well as schools and colleges in a bid to ensure that rules and regulations are adhered to.
The drive that began earlier this month focused on safety of passengers and adherence to traffic rules particularly by bus drivers and conductors. The traffic cell took up the initiative along the coastal beach stretch from Majorda to Cavelossim including at Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim and Varca.
Colva traffic cell police sub-inspector Devu Mangaonkar said that they received a good response.
Apart from creating awareness, the traffic cell also impressed on violations if found using mobile phones and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Schools in the area were also part of the awareness drive where students were urged to tell their parents to follow traffic rules.
Mangaonkar said that while the increased fines under the amended Motor Vehicles Act was yet to be implemented in the state, students were told to inform their parents to wear helmet and to refrain from taking triple seat motorcycle rides.