Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities concerned to take steps to stop drivers from being engaged in “evil races” on roads and highways, which often cause fatal accidents.
The PM came up with the order while inaugurating the four-lane second Kanchpur Bridge on the Shitalakkhya River, four-lane flyover at Bhulta and a railway overpass at Latifpur on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway through a videoconference from her official residence Gono Bhaban.
Hasina said modern technologies, including cameras and speed-guns, needed to be installed in order to prevent drivers from getting involved in racing.
“Accidents on roads have come down as we’ve taken many steps, but we’ve to take more steps,” she said.
Hasina said sometimes exhausted drivers hand over the steering to their helpers, which is very inappropriate. “If you [drivers] hand over the steering to your helpers then they must have the driving licence.”