road safety

Don’t allow unfit vehicles on roads

Amid rising road crashes, the Police Headquarters has instructed all its field-level units not to allow any vehicles without fitness clearances to operate.

The constant terror of road crashes

Will we ever see an end to this menace?

Government's fatal apathy towards road safety

What’s most appalling is how common these violations of crucial road safety measures are in our country

How to lower road travel speed and save lives

Managing travel speeds on the roads of Asia and the Pacific will save lives and avoid costly, often debilitating, injuries.

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

Passenger Rights Day / Road safety barely an afterthought

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

How to reclaim flyovers as people-centric ‘green’ infrastructure

Characterised by a culture of ad hocism, these valuable urban lands below elevated road infrastructures rarely reach their full potential.

News Analysis: Road safety a pipe dream?

Every time there is a major road accident, some issues inevitably come to the fore: either the vehicles involved do not have the required documents or the drivers are without valid licences or both.

The undelivered promise of road safety

Govt attitude must change for such tragedies to end

June 27, 2023
June 27, 2023

Rural Road Safety Awareness Campaign: Practice changes among students in using roads

The campaign aims to make students aware of using roads to reduce road fatalities.

April 21, 2023
April 21, 2023

Have a safe and joyous Eid

Eid comes at trying times but together we can forge ahead

March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023

Who is to blame for unsafe roads?

Our policymakers’ apathy is the real problem

March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023

Vehicle fitness: A mockery at the cost of life and limb

Most vehicles involved in recent major and sensational road crashes did not have the required documents, including valid fitness certificates, or their drivers were without a valid licence.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

How long before BRTA does its part?

Rampant irregularities and corruption must be checked

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Call for a safe DU campus

We have murdered our humanity and left it to rot at the sanctuary of democracy.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Rural Bangladesh needs next-generation village roads

The streets of rural Bangladesh should value the safety and wellbeing of its users.

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

88% bikers in road accidents don’t wear helmets: Study

Even though the number of motorbikes and deaths in bike-related accidents is rising sharply, only 34 percent of bikers wear helmets while driving, according to a recent study conducted by the World Bank and Buet’s Accident Research Institute.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

Ambivalence towards road safety: How many deaths are too many deaths?

From what we see, read and experience, there is no accountability or oversight in the roads and highways sector.

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Road Safety: A new definition of luxury?

Five members of a family, including two children, were crushed to death by a girder of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), because the crane carrying the heavy load, toppled midway due to an ‘unexplained’ reason, which is still under the investigations.

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