road safety | The Daily Star
  • When will this insanity end?

    Unsuspecting people are becoming victims of reckless bus drivers and their killing machines with sickening regularity. Only in the space of 10 days three persons fell victim to wild bus drivers who thought the streets of Dhaka were racing tracks, and consequently, Rajib and Rozina eventually succumbed to their injuries. The case of the latest victim is even more appalling. He is a car driver who was deliberately run over by the driver of a private transport company, when told to stop by the victim after the bus had hit and damaged the car.

  • Road sector is a disaster!

    A survey by the Passengers' Welfare Association revealed at least 87 percent of buses and minibuses ply recklessly in violation of traffic rules on the roads of Dhaka, creating chaos.

  • Make our roads safer

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader recently said that road management is not responsible for road accidents as a result of vehicles overtaking one another; rather drivers, passengers and transport management are to blame. We would like to point out two things. First, the minister's comments leave out the role of traffic management which is crucial for road safety. And second, road accidents are a result of overall management which includes road, transport and traffic management.

  • Where is the concern for road safety?

    More than 55,000 vehicles, including 3,740 belonging to different ministries and government agencies, have not renewed their fitness certificates for more than a decade, according to official data. One can only assume that the actual number of such vehicles is much greater, even though some on the list may no longer be running according to BRTA.

  • Thailand drunk drivers face morgue work as punishment

    Drunk drivers in Thailand could be sent to work in morgues under a new plan to cut the country's dismal road safety record, officials say.

  • 3 killed in separate road crashes in Dhaka

    Two men and a woman have been killed in three separate road crashes in the capital today.

  • Cop among 2 killed in Comilla road crash

    Two people including a constable of highway police killed and three others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla.

  • HC presses for road safety

    The High Court (HC) ordered the government to implement 28 guidelines by a seven-member expert committee formed under a court order...

  • Man dies crushed between buses in Jatrabari

    A middle-aged man dies crushed between two buses while trying to board one of them near Jatrabari crossing in Dhaka.

  • 3 of a family killed in Jamalpur microbus plunge

    Three of a family killed, four injured as a microbus plunges into a roadside ditch in Bakshiganj upazila of Jamalpur.

  • CNG drivers cripple highways protesting ban

    CNG auto-rickshaw drivers and owners continue their protest against the ban on their vehicles from plying on the highways.

  • Long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway

    A 65km long tailback ensues on the Dhaka-Tangail highway as holidaymakers make return journey after Eid.

  • Buses veer off road: 11 killed in Tangail, Sylhet

    At least 11 people are killed and several others injured after two buses veer off the road and fall into roadside ditches in Tangail and Sylhet.

  • 4 killed in Tangail road crash

    At least four people killed and one other injured as a bus ram into a battery-run easy bike in Tangail Sadar upazila on Dhaka-Tangail highway.

  • Truck plunge kills 3 in Dhaka

    Three day labourers are killed as a truck fell into a roadside ditch in Nawabganj area of Dhaka.

  • 6 killed in Barisal city road crash

    A laden truck collides head-on with a three-wheeler, locally known as Mahindra, in Doriarpar area of Barisal city killing six people and injuring six others.

  • Faridpur bus crash driver held

    Driver of the Faridpur bus accident that left 25 people dead is arrested from Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital in Barisal.

  • 4 killed in Pabna road crash

    4 killed in Pabna road crash

  • A tough day for jaywalkers

    While a mobile court is fining pedestrians for jaywalking on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue at one place on Tuesday, people are crossing the thoroughfare ignoring the law at others, raising questions about the effectiveness of the drive and Dhaka city dwellers' obedience to law