Students check licenses, discipline traffic
Taking matters on to their hands in an attempt to bring discipline in traffic management, the students have now engaged in enforcing rules and regulations.
On the fifth straight day of protest today, due to death of two students – victim of reckless driving, the students are checking registration certificate and driving licenses.
Also, they were forcing the vehicles to drive in lanes, despite the snail-paced traffic due to blockades on different key intersections, our correspondents report from all over.
Similar news of traffic regulations has been reported from all over – Chittagong, Tangail, Narayanganj, Savar and other places – led by protestors in Dhaka.
In Dhaka, students were checking the registration papers and driving licenses of drivers for cars. For motorcycles, they were educating riders on helmet safety and safe driving.
Such reports of frisking were reported from Karwan Bazar, Science Lab, Kakrail, New Market, Jatrabari, Shahbagh, Uttara and Shantinagar – most of the key points in Dhaka.
They have found police officers, Navy officials, and several other general commuters without the possession of valid driving licences or registration certificate of vehicles.
Public transportations like buses were very few on the road, presumably due to fear following the last few days of vandalism carried out everywhere in Dhaka.
This is what the ongoing student agitation demanding safe roads have synthesised to, after two college students fell victim to reckless driving on Airport road last Sunday.