Goa chief minister doesn't ride a scooter anymore. Here's why 

In the past, Parrikar was often seen riding a scooter around Panaji, purchasing things from the local markets. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 14, 2018, 11.36 AM (IST)

Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, recently noted that he no longer rides a scooter fearing an accident. 

"People ask me whether I travel on a scooter. I tell them that I don't anymore. 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," Mr Parrikar told a gathering in Canacona on Saturday.

While the minister talked on road-safety, he noted that the government of Goa is planning to adopt a series of measures to reduce road accidents and also plans to bring down road fatalities.

In the past, Parrikar was often seen riding a scooter around Panaji, purchasing things from the local markets.

However, he now admits avoiding riding or even travelling on a scooter as a pillion. 

(With inputs from PTI)