Motorcycle behind 43.78% death in road accidents during Eid journeys
Published : Sunday, 9 August, 2020 at 6:53 PM Count : 196
A total of 106 out of 242 deaths were occurred by motorcycle accidents from July 26 to August 7 during Eid journeys which is 43.78 percent of the total accidents, according to report prepared by Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (BJKS).
BJKS, an organization which work for passengers’ rights, said 242 people were killed and 331 injured in 201 accidents across the country during those days.
Mozammel Hoque, the general secretary of BJKS, opened the information, at a briefing at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium, in Dhaka’s Shegunbagicha on Sunday.
“Limited operations of public transports and increasing of private and small vehicles on roads during the ongoing pandemic is one of the reasosn behind the increasing of road accidents,” said Mozammel.
BJKS report said 242 people were killed in road accidents while 74 in waterways and on in railway.
The highest incidents of road accidents in Eid journeys were recorded 26 on August 4. Thirty-two people were killed in road accidents on that day, said the report.
“A total of 106 people were killed and 65 injured in 88 accidents occurred by motorcycle. The death tools is 43.78 percent of the total causalities while death occurred by car hit is 52.23 percent,” added the report.
Mozammel said, “If we can avoid two accidents—motorcycle and car hit—then it will be possible to reduce the road accidents by 96.01 percent.”
The report said 32.58 percent road accidents were caused by motorcycle while 19.35 percent by bus, 19.35 percent by truck, pickup van, covered van and lorry, 10 percent by battery run rickshaw, easy bike, three wheeler and cycle, 8.06 percent by CNG-run auto rickshaw, 7.74 percent by car, microbus and jeep; and 2.90 percent by Nasimon, Karimon, tractor, leguna and Mahindra.
Though 15 to 20 percent home goers made the Eid journeys but the accidents rate is unusual this time said Mozammel observed.