25 Nov 2022  |   06:24am IST

Catch them young, watch them grow: Traffic cops hope to recruit students as road safety ambassadors

Catch them young, watch them grow: Traffic cops hope to recruit students as road safety ambassadors

Team Herald


MARGAO: In a bid to rein in the increasing number of road accidents that result in a worrisome number of fatalities, the Margao Traffic Cell is now targeting the student community, through whom they hope they can spread awareness on road traffic rules to society at large.  

Traffic police personnel have over the past 11 months educated nearly 5,000 and 20,000 other road-users as part of their mission to make the State’s roads safer.  

This year, around 217 people lost their lives 

in road accidents 

between January and October alone.  

The State has recorded 2,495 accidents during the past ten months, with 202 mishaps that resulted in the instant death of the victims. The statistics also revealed that 126 fatalities were bike riders. 

“It is high time that commuters, mostly two-wheeler riders, take road safety measures seriously,” said Gautam Salunke, Police Inspector, Margao Traffic Cell. “5,000 students can be calculated as the same number of families. We hope they will make their family members aware about traffic rules and call them out when they violate them”, said Salunke.

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