Staff reporter; As a result of extensive development during the tenure of the present government, the speed of traffic on roads and highways has increased. But reckless speeding and dangerous overtaking are also increasing the number of road accidents. To ensure safe roads, the drivers and workers of the transport as well as the passengers and pedestrians need to be made aware, said Pathway’s executive director Md. Shahin.
He said the government, transport authorities and passenger pedestrians should ensure awareness and ensure safe roads.
The non-governmental development organization ‘Pathway’ organized an exceptional rally and discussion meeting on the occasion of National Safe Roads Day 2020 on Thursday (October 22) under the theme “Oath of Mujib Year, I will make roads safe”.
The rally marched through the streets of the capital Mirpur with the participation of women of different professions holding banners and festoons.
Later, separate discussion meetings were held at the Mirpur-10 roundabout and at the organization’s office.
The meeting was attended by the Executive Director of Pathway MdShahin, Nur Hakim, editor of the daily Sakal, women pedestrians including drivers and passengers.
At the meeting, Pathway’s executive director Mohammad Shahin said, “Don’t drive in the opposite direction, don’t drive on the road with mechanical defects and without fitness.” Do not drive on the road without valid documents, do not overtake. Do not use mobile phone while driving.
Pathway instructors discussed in detail the driver helpers, traffic rules for pedestrians, traffic signs and traffic instructions, proper rules of road crossing with zebra crossings, footoverbridges and underpasses.
It is worth mentioning here that Pathway Driving Training School is coming up with ‘Free Driving Training’ as an exceptional initiative to improve the living standards and self-reliance of the third sex people in the society. Besides, the company is imparting training on the use of sewing machines.