Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Road safety left in limbo

Abul presides, Shahjahan rules the meeting; 5-hour discussion produces little The National Road Safety Council, chaired by Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain, was largely dominated by Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday and it failed to decide on anything significant on road safety. The five-hour meeting discussed issues which have been talked about over and over ... Read more

Road safety directives fall on deaf ears

The government’s directives to ensure road safety seem to have fallen on deaf ears with traffic on highways becoming more chaotic and travel riskier across the country. No initiatives have apparently been taken so far to carry out the order of the prime minister and the decisions of the cabinet committee on law and order ... 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

People deserve safe roads

Professor Ahsan tells New Age ROAD safety remains a neglected issue during all governments, irrespective of their political identity, Professor Hasib Mohammed Ahsan, director of Accident Research Institute under Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, said Tuesday. ‘The situation has become very bad and is getting worse, day by day. There is hardly any enforcement