PANAJI: The risk that speed breakers without signage pose to motorists was one of the main grievances raised by participants during a round table discussion on youth and road safety held on Monday.
Students and representatives of various educational institutions highlighted not only the need for signage about speed breakers, but also the need for some standardisation.
Recently, citizens under the campaign ‘Rosto’ put the government to shame by painting speed breakers.
Goa Consumer Action Network convener Roland Martins said that some speed breakers are illegal as they are not government notified. Notified speed breakers must be accompanied by required signboards, he said.
Besides illegal speed breakers, Martins also educated the students about illegal bus stops, warning them that in the case of an accident while either climbing or alighting at an unauthorised stop, their case will not stand in the court of law.
On complaints of lack of shuttle buses from Margao to Panaji during peak hours in the morning emerged, Martins advised them to send in written complaints.
One participant said the rent-a-bikes and cars contribute to the traffic chaos.Source: TOI