Panaji Traffic Police Inspector Brandon D’Souza says that the number of violations has drastically decreased.
“People are now wearing helmets; there are queues outside the pollution centre and insurance agents. The primary objective of the implementation of seems to have been achieved,” he said.
D’Souza says in the city of Panaji, people are aware that if they do not wear helmets, they will have to spend huge.
“The minimum fine is Rs 1,000, drunk driving 25,000, without a licence is 10,000, so people are extra cautious, the fear factor is working,” he said.
D’Souza says the fear is good as it will reduce the number of accidents and save many lives.
“We have also seen that not many minors are riding bikes as there is provision for punishments to parents also,” he said.