PANJIM: The Goa Traffic Police Cell has recommended to the Department of Transport to cancel driving licences of 15,000 individuals for committing violations.
“We have sent a request to the Department of Transport to cancel the driving licences of 15,000 persons this year (from January to September) for committing various sorts of traffic violations. Out of them 1,100 are for drunken driving. We booked 1,400 people for drunken driving,'' Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Akshat Kaushal told O Heraldo.
He said till August 2023, the Department of Transport, acting on traffic police's feedback, had suspended nearly 3,000 licences.
“As many as 8,700 recommendations have been sent to the Department of Transport for suspending driving licences of those individuals who indulged in overspeeding while 2,500 recommendations have gone for suspending driving licences of those who were repeatedly found speaking over cell phone while driving,'' he said.
SP Kaushal said, “There is synergy between the Department of Transport and the Goa Traffic Police. We are working in close coordination in trying to ensure that roads are kept safe and one of the points of this synergy is constant talking of the suspension of driving licence.''
Speaking further, the SP (Traffic) said the CCTV cameras installed on roads are proving to be very useful in checking traffic violations as it removes human discretion. He also informed that cameras would be installed at the road stretch from Dona Paula to Miramar and from Miramar up to Captain of Ports along the Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panjim. The officer said instructions have been issued that checking for traffic violations should be done but without tourists getting a bad impression about it.