Jaywalking

The Jaywalking menace!

The movement for safer roads launched by students seems to have gone to waste and we are back to our old lawbreaking ways. Whilst the authorities are conducting Traffic week with more fervour than...

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Anti-jaywalker drive resumes in Dhaka

Authorities have launched a drive yet again to curb jaywalking in capital Dhaka. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) began the three-day special drive from today in an attempt to bring...

September 29, 2018
September 29, 2018

The Jaywalking menace!

The movement for safer roads launched by students seems to have gone to waste and we are back to our old lawbreaking ways. Whilst the authorities are conducting Traffic week with more fervour than...

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

Jaywalking on the streets

A picture published by The Daily Star on Thursday tells the all-too-familiar tale of jaywalking as reckless pedestrians cross the streets near a city intersection, apparently oblivious to the...

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

Opinion: arresting for traffic rules violation is a crazy idea

In a country where corrupt practices dominate traffic rules and laws, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has prepared a draft law under which police would not require any warrant to...

July 23, 2015
July 23, 2015

Jaywalkers top railway deaths

The Daily Star has found out in a research that 50 percent of train accidents are because of unaware jaywalkers.

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Jaywalking saves time, but costs life (video)

Why do pedestrians jaywalk across the road when there is a foot-over bridge nearby? The Daily Star has caught random jaywalkers and got surprising answers. Many of them think that it actually saves...

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Jaywalkers at high death risk

The Daily Star finds that jaywalkers account for 40% of all reported road accident deaths in Dhaka.