MAPUSA: The speed breakers normally play a role of controlling the speed of the vehicles. However, the speed breaker located at Madel Thivim has turned into an accident-prone zone where the people are riding and driving haphazardly as there is no proper road sign indicating the breaker.
Since this is also a National Highway which connects to neighbouring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra, small vehicles, along with four-wheelers and heavy vehicles also use this stretch crossing this particular speed breaker. There are also no warning white markings on the road indicating the speed breaker.
Since this specific location at Madel has now turned into a main market for the people of Thivim, lots of people move around this stretch. There is also a Primary School located 100 metres away from these speed breakers.
Incidents have occurred on this speed breaker since vehicles do not slow down because of no signages warning the vehicles of the speed breaker.
Minor accidents have taken place where two wheelers have directly dashed other vehicles due to lack of markings or signboards
Locals here say that the height of the speed breaker is too low for the people to see especially during the night since there is no light here. People want the electricity to install an electricity pole here so that people can see the speed breaker.
People also want that the height of the speed breaker to be increased so that it will be visible for people driving. Since it is national highway people fear that one day major accident can occur.
Raj, a local said, “Recently a minor accident occurred when two boys lost control of their bike and fell down because they did not see the speed breaker. They were lucky because there was no vehicle behind them.”