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Mapusa traffic police step up campaign on helmet use

MAPUSA : The Mapusa traffic cell along with youth under the banner ‘Evolution Mapusa’ organised an awareness drive on wearing helmets on Monday. Mapusa traffic police has booked around 3,085 cases since the government initiated a special drive on riders for not wearing helmets.

The special drive was organised to create awareness on wearing helmets, said Traffic PI Roy Pereira incharge of Mapusa traffic cell.

The youth along with the traffic cell personnel were seen stopping two-wheelers and emphasising on the need of wearing a helmet.

Speaking to the media, Bosco de Sa, traffic warden said, “We had created an awareness drive wherein we requested two-wheeler riders to use helmets. Most of the riders were apprehensive on the poor condition of roads and wanted the roads to be repaired before helmets are made compulsory”.

The Mapusa traffic police have booked 304 people for not wearing seat belts, 29 for driving without licenses, 10 were booked for over speeding, 42 for improper number plates and 13 were booked for driving without number plates.

On Sunday the Mapusa police had initiated a drive from 8 pm to 1am over drunken driving. The police have booked nine people for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Commenting on the statistics PI Roy said, “Mapusa traffic cell has issued around 15,020 challans since January 2016. Roy said the figure was double as compared to 6,030 challans issued in 2015.

He further added that the Mapusa traffic cell will undertake a special drive to book defaulters who have tainted glass from next week.

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