My Road My Responsibility
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.
Volunteer for Bangladesh(VBD) is back to paint the streets Yellow!
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has been serving the nation for the last 43 years. DMP provides support for various purposes including managing the traffic situation of the capital. Thousands of Police throughout the country are involved in working for the people of Bangladesh. However, we do believe that, citizens have certain responsibilities to help and support for the betterment of the country, specially the youth.
Keeping this in mind, JAAGO Foundation’s youth wing Volunteer for Bangladesh is partnering with DMP to create awareness among the City Dwellers related to traffic issues.
The Campaign will take place on Thursday, 25th of April 2019 from 8 AM to 2 PM. A workshop will be conducted by DMP related to Traffic Rules and Awareness for the volunteers.
The workshop will take place on the 24th of April 2019, at 4 PM at the Assistant Police Commissioner’s Office (Kakoli Signal, next to Banani DOHS Rail Gate).
There will be a participation fee of BDT 200/– to cover a portion of the cost of the campaign.
You will receive : ID Card | T-shirt | Cap | Lunch | Certificate & an opportunity to attend a workshop organized by DMP.
Who Can Participate?
• 18+ Bangladeshi citizen
• Never been convicted
• Decent character
• Free from any kind of serious medical record
• Persuasive for a cause that helps society develop
• Good interpersonal skill
• Good communication skill