Road accidents have a become a common phenomenon in our country; it has become a part of our lives. Unfortunately, pedestrians contribute to this scenario by not following traffic rules. A few days ago I saw a lady trying to cross the road with her school going girl. At that very moment, a speeding bus arrived and had to pull off a stunt to save the two. A tragic accident could have occurred had the bus driver failed to adjust the brakes at the right time. Although there was a foot overbridge nearby, the lady decided to jaywalk with her little girl.
In order to encourage pedestrians to follow traffic rules, effective campaigns should be undertaken by the government. Besides, fine can be slapped as well to discourage people from jaywalking. Effective administrative initiatives are needed to save unwanted loss of lives on the roads.
Syed Asaduzzaman Suhan
Chowdhury Para, Malibagh, Dhaka