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Ensure 'dope test' for all drivers: PM

Senior Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2020-10-22 15:29:41
Ensure 'dope test' for all drivers: PM Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked authorities concerned to bring all drivers under a dope testing system to ensure that no drug addict can have control over the steering.

“We need to know whether those who’re driving [vehicles] use drugs. They need to undergo dope tests. This test of every driver is absolutely essential. You’ve to do that,” she said.

The premier was addressing a discussion marking the National Road Safety Day 2020 organized by The Road Transport and Bridges Ministry at the auditorium of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

She joined the event through a videoconference from her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.

The Prime Minister asked people not to take laws in their own hands and discard their mentality to assault drivers and attack vehicles in the case of any accident for saving victims as it invites further accidents in many cases.

Suggesting pedestrians to use Zebra crossings, she said that everyone must follow traffic rules as those are effective for everyone.

Sheikh Hasina asked drivers to shun the mentality to overtake another vehicle on roads and highways as it causes accidents in many cases.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader presided over the function, while Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan was connected through the virtual platform.

Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary Md Nazrul Islam delivered the welcome speech.

BDST: 1435 HRS, OCT 22, 2020
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