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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia Saturday said collective efforts of all as well as changed mindsets are must to ensure safe road, reports BSS.

“There are no alternatives to concerted efforts of all and changed mindset
to ensure safe road,” he said while speaking at a debate programme, reports BSS.

Debate for Democracy organised the shadow parliamentary debate at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) in the capital with its chairman Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron.

Bangladesh University of Business and Technology has won the debate defeating Stamford University Bangladesh.

The DMP chief put forward a number of reasons for road accidents which included reckless driving, carelessness of drivers, inefficiency and lack of professionalism of drivers, lack of interest in using zebra-crossings and foot-over bridges while crossing road, and insufficient infrastructures.

He said the road accidents did not reduce at an expected level as there is a tendency of disobeying traffic rules and regulations among citizens.

“Police have enough sincerity to bring discipline in traffic system and we have been successful to ensure discipline on roads. But success in preventing road accidents is yet to be achieved,” he added.