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Traffic Week being observed

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Sylhet Bureau  :
The  'Traffic Week' is being observed and 843 cases were lodged till 1 p.m. on Thursday. In the period 15 vehicles were seized. On Tuesday, 133 cases were  lodged and15 vehicles including 7 motorcycles were seized. On   Sunday and Monday, Cases against 710 vehicles and 185 drivers were also lodged. Police also seized 40 cars and recovered Tk. 4 lakh 82 thousand 6 hundred as fine. 'On Sunday and Monday police prosecuted the campaign' said Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Commissioner (Traffic) Towfiqul Ahmed while talking to this correspondent. He said that since Sunday police cheeked all documents of vehicles. Whenever the documents are found valid, the vehicles were allowed to go. Due to faulty documents 40 vehicle were seized, of them 23 were motorcycles , 17 are microbuses, minibuses and CNG auto rickshaw. Due to   faulty license cases were lodged against 185 drivers of different types of vehicles.
Before that police declared country-wide 'Traffic Week' as per sequel to the movement flared up demanding 'Safe Road'. As a part of it SMP started the campaign and lodged cases. During the three days' campaign Rover Scouts of Sylhet District worked with the police voluntarily.
BSS from Rangpur adds: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Bangladesh Police for Rangpur Range Devas Bhattacharya today said the extent of road accidents would be reduced to a great extent if people follow traffic laws.
"Everybody should follow traffic laws and awareness of drivers and common people can play the most effective role in preventing road accidents," he said at a pre-rally discussion before inaugurating the Traffic Week-2018.
Later, he inaugurated the week by releasing balloons at a function held on the Police Hall premises here as the Chief Guest.
The district police chalked out programmes including bringing out of a colourful rally with participation of officials and employees of district and police administrations, teachers, students and civil society members and distribution of awareness building leaflets on the occasion.
Presided over by Police Super Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Abu Rafa Md Arif, Additional Police Supers Abu Maruf Hasan and Saifur Rahman Saif addressed the function.
In his speech, the DIG said the extent of road accidents would definitely reduce with the increase in public awareness of traffic laws and tendency of common people to abide by those laws. "It is not possible to prevent road accidents by police alone.
The people should come forward to assist police while driving and driving skill of drivers should be enhanced side by side with creating their more awareness," he said.

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