road safety movement

More buses cannot guarantee safer, better service

Holistic approach needed to improve public transport system

Will road safety remain a mirage?

We have yet to see the full implementation of the Road Transport Act, 2018, even though five years have passed since its passage in parliament

A youth forced to censor their thoughts

It is a well-known fact that politicians seek to retain power once they attain it.

Passenger Rights Day / Road safety barely an afterthought

The transport sector in Bangladesh is plagued by irregularities, lawlessness, unreasonable fares, and passenger distress

The undelivered promise of road safety

Govt attitude must change for such tragedies to end

Why must Eid journeys be life-threatening?

Eid vacations in Bangladesh are a time of joy and celebration with family, but it can also quickly take a turn for worse owing to the risky journey back home.

We need reliable official data on road crashes

Reliable data key to preventing road crashes and casualties

Will death haunt us again this Eid?

Govt must fully implement road safety act, prevent crashes during upcoming Eid rush

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Not road accidents, but ‘murder’ by neglect

A death is an accident only when it occurs in spite of all logical, scientific and experience-based steps taken to prevent it.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Attack on Sylhet medical students: Key accused arrested

Students and intern doctors of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital suspended their ongoing protest after the prime accused responsible for the attack on students and a female intern doctor was arrested early today (August 4, 2022).

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Road Safety in Bangladesh: Demanded, yet Undelivered

On this week, 4 years ago, school and college students protested to ensure road safety for all.

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

Road crashes getting worse every day

Did the demands of the road safety movement fall on deaf ears?

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

Road safety movement: Four years on, road fatalities keep rising

Four years ago today, two students were killed when a bus, competing with another to get passengers, ploughed into a crowd.

March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019

Daylong protest over unsafe road

Under pressure from road safety protesters, the authorities yesterday suspended the operation of two bus services, but a section of demonstrators vowed to remain on the streets until all their demands are met.

March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019

The same old promise again

In the face of student protests for road safety, transport owners and workers yesterday came up with the same old promises of not operating buses on daily contracts, and scrutinising licences before appointing drivers.

March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019

Commuters suffer as traffic goes haywire

City commuters suffered long delays as hundreds of students blocked different streets yesterday, demanding safe roads and justice for the death of a fellow student in a road crash.

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