Sharp rise in motorcycle accidents in 2020

All through a current push convention held at Jatiya Press Club, Nirapad Sarak Chai disclosed that in accordance to their conclusions, almost 5,000 people today were being killed and 5,058 had been injured in 4,092 different sorts of accidents final year, including rail and riverine incidents. Even nevertheless there was a constant minimize in the number of street crashes mostly thanks to pandemic-induced constraints on public transportation, motorbike accidents witnessed a hike in 2020 as opposed to the preceding 12 months.

Among the all the motor vehicles liable for mishaps, the maximum 1,127 had been motorcycles although 698 had been buses, 931 have been trucks and 410 were being cars and jeeps, and the rest are other kinds of motor vehicles. In accordance to data from the Bangladesh Highway Transportation Authority (BRTA), 17.53 lakh motorcycle licences ended up issued from 30.32 lakh registered bikes, meaning 12.79 bikers need to be riding without a licence, generating our roads unsafe. The price of bike incidents have been 19 p.c in 2019 and went up to 27 per cent in 2020. In accordance to Nirapad Sarak Chai, lack of good monitoring and management non-implementation of the Street Transport Act 2018 and the 111 recommendations specified by a committee for decreasing street crashes unhealthy level of competition amid drivers and deficiency of awareness among pedestrians are among the the motives powering the rise in road mishaps.

Our heritage with highway mishaps is appalling to say the minimum, and calls for the immediate notice of all worried authorities to make all-out efforts and thoroughly employ the Highway Transportation Act 2018. Other than, swift initiatives need to be taken to build mass awareness campaigns. The observe of sporting helmets (for motorbike riders) and refraining from talking on cellular telephones though on the roadways, have to be strictly monitored. The range of proficient drivers require to be amplified, road dividers have to be produced anywhere essential and service roads need to have to be built together highways for gradual-relocating cars. Correcting the faults in road types will also establish effective for highway security. Only if we make each hard work necessary to carry back discipline on our streets, will we be equipped to put an finish to the unnecessarily loss of life from mishaps on our roads.