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‘Drivers must stop mad race to ensure road safety’

‘Drivers must stop mad race to ensure road safety’

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RANGPUR: Speakers at a discussion stressed that drivers must stop mad race while driving vehicles to restore order on the roads for reducing road accidents and casualties, reports BSS.  

The opinion came on Saturday at a post-rally discussion held at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner, Rangpur, marking  the National Road Safety Day-2022 in the metropolis. 

The district administration, Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) chalked out programmes including rally, releasing balloons and discussion marking the day.

The speakers discussed various laws enacted by the government and significant steps taken in different times and activities of law enforcement agencies in preventing road accidents.

There is no alternative of skilled drivers in preventing road accidents as most accidents are caused by reckless driving, they said.

Meanwhile, Rajshahi District Administration and Rajshahi Circle of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) jointly hosted a meeting at the office conference hall of Deputy Commissioner on the occasion.

Administrative officials and other stakeholders addressed the post-rally discussion.

While speaking, discussants said massive public awareness, regular training for drivers and others concerned besides necessary infrastructure are the prime prerequisites for preventing road accidents that cause huge loss of lives and properties every year.

The discussants unequivocally called for strict enforcement of traffic rules to reduce road accidents. 

If the drivers drive their vehicles carefully, the existing number of road accidents could be reduced to a greater extent, they said.

The day was also observed in Habiganj as elsewhere across the country.

Marking the Day, a colorful rally was brought out from Deputy Commissioner's office which paraded the important streets and ended at Zila Shilpakala Academy hall room in the morning.

After the rally, a discussion meeting was held on the occasion at the Zila Shilpakala Academy hall room.

Advocate Md Abu Zahir, Member of Parliament of Habiganj-3 Constituency and District Awami League President, addressed the function as the chief guest with Additional District Magistrate Md Sadiqur Rahman in the chair.

The chief guest said if the drivers drive their vehicles carefully the existing number of road accidents could be reduced to a great extent. He urged everyone to obey the traffic rules and laws.

This year's theme of the day is “Ain Meney Sorokey Choli, Nirapodey Ghorey Phiri (Let us follow the law on the road and return home safely”.