Law-enforcers themselves breaking driving law
Members of law-enforcing agencies have been breaking the driving law by plying motorcycles without registration which was banned earlier.
In section 137, it is said that if anyone drive cars without licence, use metallic plate in the car, use indistinct number plate covered by bumper, and park car in wrong place, then he or she will be fined.
Keeping BRTA directioin aside, police have been driving vehicles without number plate or using the sticker of “police” in the number plate.
In section 149, it is said that using helmet is must while driving, but it is seen that police themselves are not using helmet. Few members of police drive vehicle in wrong side just before the eyes of the traffic police.
Government has invented the “Motor Vehicles Ordinance” to bring the traffic system in a legal structure in 1983 where all the important directions regarding driving licence, re-new, owner change and route-permit are included. Police can arrest the drivers if they violate the law. But it is a matter of regret that police themselves are violation the Act.
When asked, Sumon,assistant commissioner of media wing of Dhaka Metropolitan Policesaid, it is compulsory to have number plate of each car.
But many people use the sticker of police, journalist and on-test which is completely illegal, Sumon said.
We have already taken measures against them, he added.