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Traffic Sentinel Scheme gets massive response

14 Nov 2017 06:08am IST

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14 Nov 2017 06:08am IST

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Over 350 registrations within three days; Sentinels now clicking pictures, videos of traffic violations and reporting to police

PANJIM: Beware traffic violators! Over 350 ‘Traffic Sentinels’ are reporting traffic violations across the State to the Traffic Police. Goa Police’s innovative community policing initiative – Traffic Sentinel Scheme – received over 350 registrations within three days of its launch. The scheme invites people to help in enhancing traffic management by capturing a photo or a video of a traffic violation and reporting it to the Traffic Police via the social media.

“So far, more than 350 Traffic Sentinels have enrolled and are now clicking traffic violations all over Goa. Anyone can join the initiative,” Director General of Police Muktesh Chander told Herald. 

The Traffic Sentinels can report the offence through their smart phone with GPS location switched on, through Whatsapp to the Traffic Police on 7875756110, email on [email protected] or Facebook page of Goa Traffic Police.

“The photo/video with clear view of the registration number of the defaulting vehicle, time & date of violation, place of violation and type of violation needs to be informed to report a traffic violation. There are 10 types of violations that can be reported through this scheme,” the officer said. 

Reporting violations will fetch the volunteer reward points and once he/she accumulates 100 points, the department will offer a cash prize of Rs 1000. 

The scheme has been borrowed from a similar initiative started by Chander in Delhi when he was Special Commissioner of Delhi Traffic Police. A citizen has to register by providing his name, mobile number and email ID on WhatsApp Number 7875756110. 

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