Effective training for drivers stressed

16 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

GAIBANDHA: Speakers at a function here on Thursday have underscored the need for imparting effective trainings for the drivers in transport sector to prevent frequent road accidents, reports BSS.   

“There is no alternative to training for motorists and drivers including conductors and helpers to reduce road mishaps,” they said while addressing at the inaugural session of a daylong training workshop for the professional drivers of transport sector held at the auditorium of Zila Shilpakala Academy.

Gaibandha Circle Office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) arranged the training for the drivers in cooperation with district administration, the office sources said.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin inaugurated the training as the chief guest with Additional District Magistrate Jebun Nahar in the chair.

Additional Police Super Abdul Awal and Assistant Director of BRTA M Moynul Islam were present as special guests.

The speakers said every year hundreds of accidents took place in the country leaving many people dead and injured.

In this context, the speakers urged the drivers to keep their vehicles fully fit and drive those carefully to stop road accidents and make the movement of the people on the road safety.

The speakers also advised the drivers to know the important acts of Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Law-1998 properly to build up their professional skills and to avoid any untoward incident and harassment.

Later, Secretary General of Nirapad Sharak Chai (central committee) Syed Ihsanul Haque, Instructor of Technical Training Centre, Gaibandha M Ibrahim and Inspector of BRTA Aminul Islam Khan took part in the training as resource persons.

As many as 250 drivers of motor vehicles including trucks, buses, micro-buses and pick-up vans of the district participated in the daylong training.