With the new fine structure coming into force, the department has faced a lot of criticism on the ‘high fines.’ Elaborating on the reasoning behind this, DYSP Dharmesh Angle said that the high fines will deter motorists from breaking the law. We are concerned about safety. If your vehicle is within the parameters you don’t have to fear anything. A person driving without a license is dangerous to the public. Please don’t unnecessarily confront the officers, we are only implementing what is notified.”
On the other hand, Vijay Sarpe, social worker in Ponda said that the rising costs and fines will burden the common man still suffering from the pandemic. ‘The Government is on whose sides?’ he asked. “The fines could be increased double but not ten times,” He appealed to the newly elected MLAs to intervene and reduce the fines and free people from the burden.
For Prime, Vishwesh in Margao and Sanjay in Ponda