Health Desk-- 12 May, 2018: Minimum 40,000 people were killed and 60,0000 others got crippled in separate road accidents across the country over the last five years, according to Accident Research Institute (ARI) of Buet.
Prof Moazzem Hossain, Director to ARI, said the country also suffers an economic loss of about Tk 380 billion each year because of road accidents.
Citing their research findings, Prof Moazzem said, over-speeding is responsible for 53 percent of casualties in road crashes while careless driving for 38 percent of fatalities and the rest for other reasons.
However, he said the incidents of road crashes and casualties can be reduced sharply by installing ‘Radar Speed-enforcement cameras in every two kms of national highways and other important roads, enhancing skills of drivers and producing capable drivers by setting up 100 driving schools across the country. He also suggested the concerned to enforce traffic rules and regulations strictly.