Monday, 2 October, 2023

RMP working to improve sound traffic system

Rajshahi Metro-politan Police (RMP) on Wednesday arranged an awareness meeting on traffic rules at its traffic division office premises for drivers and guardians to promote a sound traffic system in the city.

High police officials at the meeting said they have been working relentlessly for promoting a sound traffic system as road accident brings long-lasting pains and sufferings to many families.

The meeting also put stress on raising awareness on road safety among people to control accidents.

However, integrated efforts of all concerned, including driver, helper, guardians and community people, has become crucial to ensure the road safety, speakers said.

RMP Commissioner Biplab Bijoy Talukder addressed the meeting as the chief guest, while it’s Additional Commissioner Bijoy Basak spoke as special guest with Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) Anirban Chakma in the chair.

“We have already launched the ‘no helmet no fuel’ programme for preventing road accidents,” said the RMP chief, adding that the main thrust of their programme is to create awareness among the people.

Petrol pump owners and employees were given instructions for not selling fuel to the motorbike owners without having helmets, he said.

The commissioner said the present government has declared zero tolerance to drug-addiction and urged all quarters to come forward to protect the young generation from the grip of social crimes.

“We have to build a healthy society to achieve sustainable development goals,” he said, adding the movement against drug abuse will have to be turned into a social movement.