Bill to curb road accidents to be placed on Jan 31
Awami League lawmaker Advocate Tarana Halim yesterday said she would place a bill at the Parliament on January 31 seeking to curb road accidents.
Tarana, also general secretary of Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote, said this while she was presiding over a rally titled 'Nirapad Sarak Chai (We want safe road). Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote organised the rally at Ramna gate in the city.
Communist Party of Bangladesh President Manjurul Ahsan Khan, Chairman of Nirapad Sarak Chai film star Elias Kanchan, Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon member Qamrul Ahsan Khan, FEJB Chairman Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, Asma Zabin Jumu MP and Fouzia Islam Khan also spoke at the programme.
Tarana urged the media to create mass awareness to help enact accident protection law as well as create social movement against such mishaps.
Manjurul urged the authorities concerned to issue driving licences properly and ban all defective vehicles from the road.
Mentioning that the death rate due to the road accidents in Bangladesh is 45 percent, which is 3-4 percent in other countries, Elias said the accidents occur as the drivers can easily go unpunished due to loopholes in laws.
Quamrul demanded enactment of firm laws as well as enforcement to protect common people from the road accidents which is on the rise.
The rally was attended who lost their near and dear ones at different road accidents. It was ended on the National Press Club premises. The participants of the rally also formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club.