Please provide search keyword s. Obaidur Masum, bdnews An increase in the number of smaller vehicles on the roads is a major reason for this increase, police say. The Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, on the other hand, said the increase in accidents was due to the lack of effective measures to prevent them.
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Road accidents in Bangladesh have reached epidemic levels, with newspaper headlines reporting casualties on a daily basis. However, the issue came into the limelight after students, mostly teenagers, took to the streets across the country demanding road safety after two students were killed and 12 others injured by a speeding bus racing with another in the Kurmitola area of Airport Road in the capital on July The student demonstrations continued for nine days, during which they checked the legal documents of vehicles and drivers, making them comply with the rules. The road safety movement did win a concession from the government in the shape of the drafting of Road Transport Act , which is currently awaiting approval by the parliament.
More than 5, casualties in road accidents across Bangladesh in marked an alarming rise compared to figures in previous year, said a report published on Saturday. In , deaths in road crashes in Bangladesh reached 5, -- more people killed compared to , Nirapad Sarak Chai We want safe roads , a non-profit organization on road safety, said in its annual report. A total of 4, people were killed in road crashes in in Bangladesh. The year was marked by a massive movement of teenage students across the south Asian country of million people, following the death of two teenagers hit by a speedy bus in the capital Dhaka on July 29, the report added.