Now Goa Restaurants Will Provide Cabs For Drunk Customers

by Sushmita Mahanta
Now Goa Restaurants Will Provide Cabs For Drunk Customers

Getting behind the wheels of any motorized vehicle when you are drunk, is a punishable crime. And
in order to curb drunk driving accidents in the Pearl of Orient, Goa is all set to implement a new norm. This was made public by Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho while speaking during `Road Safety Week`, on Monday. According to the new norm, bar and restaurant owners will now arrange cabs for drunk customers to drop them home. The same will be done but to the hotels, in the case of tourists. Godinho announced this effort in 2021 as well. However it’s only this year, the new norm will become a reality.

Police Have Intensified Checks During The Night

With the new norm being implemented by Goa bats and restaurants for drunk customers, Police have intensified checks during the night. They also fined those involved in drunk driving.

According to Mauvin Godinho, restaurant owners should not allow drunk customers to go in their own vehicles. Instead, they should arrange a cab to drop them off.
“They can take their vehicles the next day. I am telling officers to liaison with bars and restaurants with heavy footfall, where people go. If somebody is drunk, it is the responsibility of the bar owner to send them home by hiring a cab. Don’t send them to drive their own car. This is a new norm in Goa for the safety of people. We will implement it very strictly,” he further adds. He states, “Now henceforth those who break rules will be fined.”

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Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho Concerned With Drunk Driving Cases In Goa

Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho revealed that he is truly concerned about drunk driving cases in Goa. “I am really concerned with drunk cases. The cases of accidents are alarming. Around 20 percent of cases coming to Goa Medical College are accidents. You may be so innocent on the road by driving so slow, but one fine day a drunk person can come and hit you. This should not happen. Therefore, I am telling Regional Transport Officers (RTO) that you have to be ruthless as far as drunk and drive cases are concerned,” says the Minister.

Now that you know about the new norms of Goa, don’t forget to follow them on your next trip.


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