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Quader blames motorcycles, easy bikes for increasing road accidents

Published : Wednesday, 19 June, 2024 at 4:29 PM  Count : 309

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader makes remarks during an Eid greetings exchange at his ministry's conference room in the Secretariat on Wednesday

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader makes remarks during an Eid greetings exchange at his ministry's conference room in the Secretariat on Wednesday


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that motorcycles and easy bikes are the leading causes of road accidents across Bangladesh, reports UNB.

Quader made these remarks during an Eid greetings exchange at his ministry's conference room in the Secretariat at 11:30am.
"It is very unfortunate that lately, motorcycle accidents have become more frequent. Looking at the accident data, motorcycles account for the highest number of accidents, followed by easy bikes. Reckless driving also plays a significant role. We can not ignore this. I urge the secretary to expedite the formulation of a policy," he said.

The minister further said that the lack of regulation for millions of three-wheelers and motorcycles is disrupting order on the roads, highlighting the urgent need for a policy.
"People's lives should come before livelihoods. In trying to protect livelihoods, lives are being put at risk. Those involved in electoral politics often support or endorse this. Easy bikes on highways receive a lot of support, sometimes even encouragement from behind the scenes. In Dhaka, our current regulations ensure that 98% of riders have helmets," the minister said.

Quader also said that while the Eid journeys on roads have been relatively smooth, the return trips remain a concern. "The return journeys often receive less attention, which can lead to accidents. Therefore, we must focus on ensuring the safety of the return journeys as well."

He emphasized that maintaining discipline on the roads will significantly reduce accidents. "We must prioritize discipline to reduce road accidents," Quader added.

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Urgent need of policy for motorcycles, easy bikes: Quader

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