Dhaka: A view exchange meeting on road crash was held on Sunday(May 5) in the back ground of rising number of road accidents across the country.
In the meeting held at National Press Club former minister and executive president of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation Shajahan Khan has claimed that in no country of the world the drivers do not flee immediate after the accident. So the organizations doing research in this field can unearth the cause of such situation.
Shajahan Khan said that research on this matter is very urgent. Because he pointed out the difference between the police report and the BUET accident research submitted reports on MIshuk- Munir road crash. The two reports were different, he mentioned.
Regarding road crash only the bus drivers should not be blamed alone rather after proper investigation measures should be taken, he said. For causing accidents only the drivers are not responsible but the passengers and the design of roads cannot be ignored, he claimed. Accident can occur for many reasons, he said. So the cases of accident should be properly investigated, he advised.
The transport leader said that the country can not run ignoring the transports workers. It is easy to purchase a bus but it is very difficult to make trained driver, he mentioned. Pondering over every nook and corner we should take initiatives to build up skilled manpower, he said. He also said that you cannot make safe road by framing stringent laws and punishing only the drivers. You must take the road management, driver, worker and administration into consideration collectively.
The view exchange meeting was chaired by Shajahan Khan MP while it was attended by general secretary of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation Osman Ali, Highway police super Shafiqur Rahman, JSD general secretary Shirin Akhtar, actor Rokeya Prachi and many others.