Nirapad Sarak Chai report
Road crashes killed 4,439 in country last year
Published : Wednesday, 30 January, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 514
As many as 4,439 people were killed and 4,425 others injured in 3,103 road accidents across the country last year, Nirapad Sarak Chai said in its report on Tuesday.
Ilias Kanchan, founder of Nirapad Sarak Chai, a road safety campaigning group, revealed the report at Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital. The statistics was significantly lesser the number reported by Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity a few days ago which said 7,221 people were killed in road accidents last year.
On the note of his statistics, Kanchan said he is unaware about how "Jatri Kalyan Samity" prepared its report and said: "We developed our report as per our methods."
He called upon the government "to declare a war" against road crashes and save countrymen.
Replying to a query, he said: "The government doesn't hold trial of the road accidents because they fear owners and workers of the transport vehicles." Kanchan said illiterate drivers, faulty vehicles, weak traffic management system, careless people and lack of legal actions are the main causes of road crashes.