Not only the drivers but also the mismanagement of the roads are responsible for the accidents, alleged the students who carry out movements in demand of safe roads.
“As soon as an accident occurs, a movement is called to demand the execution of the driver. They are not the only ones responsible. They are part of the transport system, so the whole system must change,” said Shohagi Samia, coordinator of the student platform “Safe Roads and Half Pass is Our Right”.
“Those who are involved in the mismanagement of the road and who continue to exploit it must be expelled. Otherwise, the drivers of our country will not be able to drive properly even if they want to,” she said on Saturday. during a driver awareness program. and collecting signatures in support of their demands at the Sayedabad bus terminal on Saturday.
The protesting students also announced an amended 11-point demand for safe roads on the curriculum.
Demanding training for all vehicle drivers as part of a government initiative, Shohagi said: “Drivers must be provided with identity cards so that they can drive on the roads without any hindrance. Arrangements should be made for their accommodation at the terminals and a monthly salary. “
She also called for effective measures to end corruption in the approval of driving licenses and vehicle fitness certificates.
On their request for half-fare on the buses, Shohagi said, “Students pay full fare because educational institutions are closed, but they have to go to schools regularly to hand in their homework. They must therefore pay the half price.
“Also, many students go to the Amar Ekushey book fair, but they have to pay full fare on the buses. Won’t the students go to the book fair? This mismanagement must stop,” demanded Shohagi.