Thrust on effective training for drivers to reduce road mishaps
GAIBANDHA, June 14: Speakers at a function here on Thursday underscored the need for conducting effective trainings for vehicle drivers to prevent frequent road accidents.
There is no alternative to training for motorists and drivers including conductors and helpers to reduce road mishaps, they said.
They made the comments while addressing an inaugural session of a day-long training workshop for professional vehicle drivers at Zila Shilpakala Academy Auditorium in the town.
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Gaibandha Circle office, arranged the training in cooperation with district administration, office sources said.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin formally inaugurated the training as chief guest while Additional District Magistrate Jebun Nahar presided over the function.
Among others, Additional Police Super Abdul Awal, and Assistant Director of BRTA M Moynul Islam were present also present.
Speakers said every year hundreds of accidents happen in the country, causing many people lose their lives and hundreds of people crippled and creating untold sufferings and hardships to the victim families.
In this connection, the speakers urged the drivers to keep their vehicles fit and drive those carefully to reduce road accidents.
The speakers also advised the drivers to know the important acts of Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Law 1998 properly to build up their professional skills and to avoid any untoward incident and harassment.
DC Abdul Matin urged all drivers to be cautious and more serious in case of driving their vehicles on the roads so that no accident happens on the road.
Later, Secretary General of Nirapad Sharak Chai, central committee Syed Ihsanul Haque, Instructor of Technical Training Centre, Gaibandha M Ibrahim and Inspector of BRTA Aminul Islam Khan conducted the training as resource persons.
About 250 drivers of motor vehicles including trucks, buses, micro-buses and pickup vans of the district participated in the training.