Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam has urged public using roads to strictly follow the road transport safety rules. In his appeal to the citizens he said, "Let us ensure the safety of our lives by following the rules of the roads as well as safeguarding our lives." Mayor Atiqul Islam made the call on Sunday through a post on his Facebook page. He said, the amended Road Transport Act-2018 has been in effect since Friday to create an environment for a safe road transport system.
The amended law imposes a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment or fine of Tk 5 lakh or both penalties for any person seriously injured or killed due to negligent driving. So let's obey the laws of the road to ensure the safety of our lives as well as a safe road for everyone, the appeal added.