It is disheartening to note that the number of vehicles ply the roads across the country without fitness certificates in Bangladesh is 4,81,029 as of December 2020. However, we have come to know that punitive actions such as imposing fine, jailing and dumping vehicles are going on against the vehicles without fitness certificates across the country.
It is worth mentioning that Bangladesh Roads and Transport Authority (BRTA) conducts drive against unfit vehicles, but the presence of such vehicles on the road exposes the sheer failure of the efforts of BRTA mobile team. BRTA should think about the effectiveness of its drive against unfit vehicles and incorporate a new method to capture them. Also, mobile team of BRTA mobile should go after unfit vehicles on a regular basis.
BRTA should think about the effectiveness of its
drive against unfit vehicles and incorporate
a new method to capture them
Over the last years various programmes have been taken up by the incumbent government to reduce the number of road accidents across the country but scenario remains unchanged.Experts are of the opinion that unfit vehicles and unskilled drivers are the main reasons behind road mishaps. It is obligatory for a vehicle to go through annual fitness check-up every year and renew its fitness certificate to ply the roads legally whereas almost 5 million unfit vehicles are running without fitness certificates.
Taking all into consideration, authorities concerned should devisenecessary steps to frequently audit vehicular standards and fitness requirements by a specialised government cell with intensified traffic regulations. Also, measures should be integrated to train up unskilled drivers on a regular basis. If such measures are executed properly, we hope that the rate of accidents will decrease and the dream of a safe road will become a reality.