The continuing loss of precious lives on a daily basis on account of road accidents is a matter of great concern.

Undoubtedly, over speeding coupled with rash and negligent driving is the major cause for accidents across Goa. Drunken driving is also taking the toll. Despite seeing precious lives being lost every single day we continue to breach the traffic rules, endangering our lives and those of others.

If people firmly resolve to strictly comply with all the traffic regulations in letter and spirit by also engaging in defensive driving, we may be able to end the misery of accidents. It is horrifying that despite the enhanced penalty, parents continue to allow their minor kids to ride two wheelers which needs to be rigorously stopped.

The authorities must do their part by ensuring that our roads and infrastructure are safe to drive on with effective road safety signage and traffic lights. They must exercise zero tolerance to abuse by drivers and riders and enforce the law as a deterrent and bring to book those that violate the law because Road safety is the responsibility of everyone. So, unless every citizen responsibly does his bit to keep our roads safe, Goa will continue to witness accidents with precious lives lost. One accident or one life needlessly lost is one too many!

Road safety is of paramount importance so there must be a concerted effort to save precious lives by preventing accidents that are needlessly claiming human lives every day. Prevention is always better than cure!

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