Last August, 519 people were killed in 458 road accidents across the country. Apart from this, another 961 people were injured. Out of this, 172 people were killed in 183 motorcycle accidents. Which is 33.14 percent of the total casualties.
Motorcycle accident rate is 39.95 percent. 109 pedestrians were killed in the accident. 94 people were killed, the driver and assistant of the vehicle. Among the dead are 73 students, 64 women and 69 children.
These pictures of the accident are shown in the report published by the Road Safety Foundation on Saturday. The organization has prepared the report based on the information of the news published in various media. 8 killed and 6 missing in 11 boating accidents off road last month. And 23 railway accidents resulted in 24 deaths and 9 injuries.
Although last July 739 people were killed in road accidents. According to this, the death toll has decreased by 29.76 percent in the month of August. An average of 17 people were killed every day in August. 431 working people aged 18 to 65 were killed in the accident. That is 83 percent.
According to the Road Safety Foundation’s monitoring and analysis, 187 of the accidents occurred on national highways, 152 on regional roads, 79 on rural roads and 31 on city roads and 9 in other locations. Among the accidents, 72 were head-on collisions, 211 were due to loss of control, 113 were pedestrians pressed/pushed, 46 were rear-end collisions and 16 were due to other causes.
Most accidents and fatalities occurred in Dhaka division. 142 people died in 127 accidents. 21 people were killed in the least 19 accidents in Sylhet division. Dhaka district as a single district has seen the highest number of accidents and fatalities. 37 people were killed in 32 accidents. The least number of accidents and fatalities occurred in Magura, Jhalkathi and Sunamganj districts. There were seven accidents in these three districts but no loss of life. 24 people were killed and 29 injured in 26 accidents in the capital Dhaka.
Explaining the cause of road accidents, the organization says, defective vehicles; reckless speed; recklessness, inefficiency and physical and mental illness of drivers; Low speed vehicular traffic on highways; Reckless motorcycling and poor traffic management by youth and youth are among them.
Road Safety Foundation has given 10 recommendations to reduce road accidents. It is said that efforts to create skilled drivers should be increased; The salary and working hours of the driver must be specified; Ensure unhindered enforcement of traffic laws to transport operators, passengers and pedestrians; By stopping the movement of low-speed vehicles on the highways, separate side roads (service roads) should be created for them and the Road Transport Act-2018 should be implemented smoothly.