Bangladesh Traffic week 2018: 25,882 more cases filed on 2nd day
11:02 AM, August 07, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:44 AM, August 07, 2018

25,882 more cases filed on 2nd day

On the second day of Traffic Week, police lodged 25,882 cases for traffic violations like wrong side driving, using hydraulic horns and not having driving licenses or fitness certificates.

In Dhaka city alone, 8,898 such cases have been filed in the last 24 hours, an official at the police headquarters told The Daily Star.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police decided to take strict measures against traffic offences amid widespread protests demanding safe roads.

Traffic Week began from Sunday, with police filing 19,366 cases for violating traffic rules across the country.

Apart from some incidents of leniency, police were seen strictly checking vehicles at different points of the capital. They also filed cases against many vehicles plying without valid licenses or documents. Many were towed away.

After two students, 17-year-old Dia Khanam Mim and 18-year-old Abdul Karim of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed on the footpath by an errant bus racing with another on the Airport Road on July 29, thousands of school and college students took to the streets to protest against dangerous driving and lax traffic laws.

Many students assumed the role of the traffic police by regulating traffic and asking to check the licenses of drivers.

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