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Road Accidents

Editorial

Cutting casualties on roads

A recent report prepared jointly by Brac and PPRC has pinpointed several reasons for the deadly rise in road accidents all over the country, especially on highways. That we continue to allow unfit vehicles to be driven by drivers without licence or by fake-license holders, and fail to take proactive measures to bring to book those responsible for reckless driving that end up in horrendous accidents, which in turn kill and maim people, are primarily the reasons why there...

Cost of being on time

MANY of the accidents in our transportation sector could have been averted if people refrained from the mindset that they need to be on time even if they have to travel unsafely for that, and if they understood the cost of being on time by jeopardising their safety. Most of the accidents on our roads and highways occur because of speeding and recklessness. Just like speeding and driving recklessly, the cost of being on time by overloading is quite high...

Editorial

Underage drivers

ONE of the key reasons behind mounting road accidents in Bangladesh is that vehicles are often driven by inexperienced underage drivers. Devoid of any formal driving lessons, knowledge in traffic rules and aided by a corrupt licensing system, a huge number of juveniles take to the wheels -- only to make our roads more dangerous. The reason behind the increasing number of teenage males picking driving before they are matured is because the driving profession in Bangladesh was never...

13 more lives lost in road accidents

13 more lives lost in road accidents

Thirteen people were killed and several others injured in separate road accidents in three districts across the country yesterday. Of the deceased, six were killed in Moulvibazar, two in Habiganj and five in Chittagong, report our district correspondents. In Moulvibazar, six people were killed and 12 others injured in a three-vehicle pile-up on Dhaka-Sylhet highway...

Tragedy marks Eid holidays

Tragedy marks Eid holidays

At least 90 people were killed in road accidents and boat capsize across the country over the last four days. Of them, 68 died in road and river mishaps during the three-day Eid holiday between Monday and Wednesday. Yesterday, the first day after the Eid holiday, road accidents claimed 11 lives while three incidents of boat capsize took another 11 lives.  Over the last four days, more than 200 people were also injured in road crashes across the country.  About half of those killed in road accidents met their tragic ends when the buses carrying them lost control and fell in roadside water bodies, according to our district correspondents.   Last year, at least 52...

3,770 killed in road crashes in 6 months

At least 3,770 people have been killed in road accidents in the first half of the year, according to a report yesterday. A total of 10,278 people were injured, while 923 were maimed for life, it added. Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh prepared the report collecting data from eight national and local newspapers. The organisation presented their findings at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club. “Reckless driving, jaywalking, unfit vehicles, and talking over the phone while driving are the main reasons...

Road crashes kill 4 in 3 districts

Road crashes kill 4 in 3 districts

At least four people were killed and 10 others injured in separate road accidents in three districts including Mymensingh and Chittagong. Two persons were killed and five others injured in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh and, a youth was killed in Boalkhali upazila of Chittagong today while a passenger died and five others injured in...

Major city as hub of service sector

HUNDREDS of garment workers walking on the main road is no doubt a reason for the horrendous traffic congestion during the peak hours in the capital. Often times they are also victims of road accidents. In developed countries, the major cities serve as the hub of the service sector; industrial sector is located in the outskirts or even far away from the major cities. This is because the industrial sector requires a huge amount of resources such as land,...

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