Consumer Road Safety Fortnight to be observed in Goa

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Panaji, Jul 16 (UNI) Consumer Road Safety Fortnight will be observed in Goa from tomorrow to bring about awareness, record complaints and book violations regarding issues of road safety and traffic management, keeping in mind the rights and responsibilities of consumers.

The program is being organised by GOACAN, an NGO which is educating the consumers on linkages of road safety issues and the Consumer Protection Act, as part of its ongoing campaign on road safety and traffic management.

In the last six months, Goa recorded as many as 153 accidents resulting in the death of 172 people, 88 of them being motorcycle riders, 20 pillion riders, 16 drivers, 36 pedestrians, 30 passengers, two cyclists and two others and 164 suffered injuries, the NGO coordinator Roland Martins said.

Lack of knowledge of the rules of the road, unsafe driving, non use of helmets and seat belts, sale of fake helmets, lack of maintenance of speed breakers and rumbler strips, the need for comfortable and affordable and safe travel by public transport, are some of the issues that will be highlighted by GOACAN during this fortnight, Mr Martins said.

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