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Fearing accident, Parrikar says he no longer rides a scooter

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

While have often projected as a who moves around on a scooter, Parrikar said he no longer does so fearing an accident.

"People ask me whether I travel on a scooter. I tell them that I dont any more. My mind is filled with work related thoughts and if I ride my scooter while my mind is somewhere else, then I could meet with an accident," Parrikar told a gathering of workers in Canacona yesterday.

Driving home a point of safety at the gathering, Parrikar said that he now avoids riding or travelling pillion on a scooter.

He added that the state would be adopting various measures to reduce accidents on the roads of and in the process bring down fatalities.

In the past, have often cited that Parrikar was still riding a scooter in Panaji as he went about purchasing things from the local markets.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 14:15 IST