Friday, December 8, 2023

Illegal parking blamed for most traffic snarls in the capital

DMP says it has no adequate manpower, logistical support to solve the problem Illegal parking on city roads, reckless driving, lack of proper laws and weak execution of the existing ones cause traffic congestion in the capital city of Dhaka, said traffic management experts. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Joint Commissioner (Traffic), Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the ... Read more

Workers take away 7 convicted drivers

Transport workers confined a mobile court and freed seven drivers held on charge of diving without licence, having forged licence, driving recklessly and talking on mobile while driving at the Gabtali bus terminal on Sunday. Bus service had been suspended for about four hours as the workers rallied for the release of

‘Break rules’ now rules highways

About 4,000 people die in around 20,000 accidents a year for reckless driving Lawlessness and anarchy have gripped the country’s road communication with drivers wilfully violating traffic rules and exposing people to hazardous accidents every day. The scenario on roads is strikingly similar throughout the country. Drivers of buses, trucks, vans, private cars and microbus ... Read more

Lax monitoring makes highways death traps

Road crashes kill 34 every day, says WB survey Lax monitoring and non-implementation of the laws on reckless driving have made both highways and streets death traps where at least 34 people fall prey to deadly crashes every day. Road-safety experts blame successive governments for not paying heed to fatal accidents, which have claimed mostly ... Read more

Tougher punishment in proposed traffic act

Reckless Driving Tougher punishment in proposed traffic act The government will amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1983 this year with a provision for tough punishment to the drivers responsible for road accidents, communications ministry officials said. The proposed act renamed ‘Road Transport and Traffic Act 2011’ is at the final stage and it will be ... Read more

Mother, child crushed to death

Reckless Driving Mother, child crushed to death A 10-year-old boy and his mother were killed after being struck by a bus on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at the city’s Matuail yesterday. Rifat Khan, a class IV student of Shamsul Huq School and College of Dagair, and his mother Rebeka Yasmin Marjina, 40, died on the