Cars are passing over the spikes in Hare road area in the capital on Friday. The retractable spikes were installed in the morning to prevent traffic going the wrong way. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Retractable spikes have been installed on Hare road in the capital to prevent cars from going in the wrong way.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police installed the spikes near the state house Shuganda.
The spikes were formally launched through a ceremony at 11:00am today.
A car can be seen passing over the spikes. The spikes retract back to the roads if a car approaches from the right direction. Photo: Palash Khan
The retractable spikes were installed to prevent traffic going the wrong way. The spikes will retract when a vehicle goes in the right direction but will puncture the tires if it travels in the opposite way.
Hassan Mahmood Khandker, the Inspector General of Police, said, “We had hoped people would follow traffic rules. But since they don’t, we installed the spikes to maintain traffic laws on the road.”