DHAKA: The committee for bringing discipline on roads and minimizing accidents suggested the government a set of 111 recommendations.
The committee, headed by former shipping minister Shajahan Khan, handed over the recommendations to Road Transport & Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader while exchanging views at the secretariat Thursday (August 22).
"The committee has finalized a report of the recommendations through pointing out the causes of road crashes in seven consecutive meetings," said Obaidul Quader.
"The report has 111 recommendations. Of them, 50 are for fast implementation while 32 are for short-term and 29 long-term,"
The report figured out the causes of crashes as-- environment of road and commuting, unskilled driver, defective vehicle, carelessness of driver, engineering faults in road construction, reluctance in discharging duty of ministry concerned and subordinate departments, lack of awareness among drivers, passengers, pedestrians and roadside residents.
A few of the recommendations are as-- raising awareness, education and publicity on road safety, engineering and technical matters of highway construction, tree plantation on both sides of road, link of rural roads to highway and bus franchising in Dhaka city.
Obaidul Quader said the recommendations will be placed in a meeting of National Road Safety Council slated for September 5.
A taskforce has been proposed to implement the recommendations, he added.
BDST: 1450 HRS, AUG 22, 2019