Roads car accidents are one of the world’s biggest general well being and damage aversion issues. The issue is even more intense in light of the fact that the exploited people are overwhelmingly solid before their accidents. As indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 million individuals are slaughtered on the world’s roads every year.
Road Accidents in Bangladesh
There has been a disturbing ascent in road accidents, essentially expressway accidents, in Bangladesh in the course of recent years. According to a study conducted by the Accident Research Centre (ARC) of BUET, road accidents claim on average 12,000 lives annually and lead to about 35,000 injuries. According to World Bank statistics, the annual fatality rate from road accidents is found to be 85.6 fatalities per 10,000 vehicles. Thus, the roads in Bangladesh have turned out to be fatal!
Reasons behind Road Accidents:
To prevent road accidents at first, we need to understand the reasons behind road accidents. There are some common reasons:
Uneducated Drivers: Drivers some of the time got the hang of driving yet don’t instruct themselves about the driving guidelines. No security estimates taken by the drivers as far as the seat strap, Don’t stop the vehicle in the middle of the streets/expressways, and so forth.
Traffic Rules: Disregarding traffic principles and signs, utilization of sign on turns, over speeding or attempt to surpass the speeding vehicle is additionally a central explanation behind mishaps on the street.
Distracted Driving: Diversions while driving is another reason for road mishap. Accepting telephone calls, messaging while at the same time driving, eating, loose concentration while seeing the side scenes are a portion of the diversions prompts accidents.
Drink and Drive: Individuals, as a rule, do this particularly our youth generation. They feel cool about drinking and drive just to flaunt. It turns into the explanation behind a road accident.
Tips That Can Prevent Road Accidents:
- – Always Keep your eyes on the road during driving.
- – Never use your phone during crossing the road.
- – Never, ever drink before driving.
- – Try to avoid construction areas.
- – Do not rush and follow speed limits.
- – Follow the traffic rules of the road.
- – Ignore aggressiveness during driving.
Responsible people are trying to reduce road accidents by creating awareness among the general people. But the ratio of road accidents is increasing in an alarming way.
On April 25, 2019, JAAGO Foundation’s youth wing, Volunteer for Bangladesh with the help of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have started the awareness campaign project on “MY ROAD | MY RESPONSIBILITY” together to create awareness on “Road Safety” among the city dwellers. The campaign took place in the 4 important points of Kakoli, Banani-11, Gulshan-2, and Notun Bazar 8 am to 2 pm. Today, around 150 volunteers have worked together in these 4 signals to increase public awareness. Traffic Police were very helpful and friendly toward volunteers.
At the beginning of the project on April 24, 2019, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (AC of Gulshan area) has trained for street law and road safety to volunteers through a workshop.
The main purpose of the “Road safety” project is to create awareness among pedestrians through volunteers and to provide information about the rules of movement on the road to transport drivers and workers to avoid road accidents and inspire them to follow the law. It is hoped that this project will increase the awareness of noise pollution and road accidents among the public, will follow the road policies in future and use the foot over bridges and zebra crossing for the road crossing. Above all, it will reduce the road accident rate.
Traffic Police and mass people highly appreciated the event with Dhaka Metropolitan Police and this showed that this project will continue for the next few months. Around 2500 have shown their interest and random citizens have shared different pictures of this event in various social media pages including traffic alert.
This project is continuing experimentally and will be continued for the next few months. The joint participation of DMP and JAAGO Volunteers will hold the program after 15 days in a month. But if the project becomes successful, this will be continued in the near future.
Road Safety Campaign “MY ROAD | MY RESPONSIBILITY”