We are facing the serious problem of road accidents because of the large number of vehicles and the negligence of drivers and people. Bangladesh has one of the highest fatality rates in road accidents, over 100 deaths per 10,000 motor vehicles. About 70 percent of road accident fatalities occur in rural areas including rural sections of national highways.
The national road accidents statistics in Bangladesh revealed a serious threat to the children. The incidence of overall child involvement in road accident fatalities in Bangladesh is found to be very high.
To avoid road accidents in Bangladesh, all the citizens and drivers have to be conscious. The government should make strict rules and punish them if they break the rules. Designating a single central agency with the authority to address road safety, development of a demonstration project for improving road safety, establishment of roadside trauma centres, establishment of highway police, modernizing the licensing process to enhance skills of the drivers, strict control of overloading of heavy vehicles, modernization of vehicle fitness testing and inspections, better enforcement of regulations and establishment of advanced drivers' training institutes are immediately required.