Drivers need to undergo dope test: PM

Drivers need to undergo dope test: PM



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the authorities concerned to bring drivers under a dope testing system.

“We need to know whether those who are driving [vehicles] use drugs. They need to undergo dope tests. This is absolutely essential. You have to do this,” she said while addressing a discussion through a videoconference from her official residence Gono Bhaban.

The Road Transport and Bridges Ministry arranged the virtual event at the auditorium of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on the occasion of the National Road Safety Day 2020.

The Prime Minister asked people not to take lawin their own hands and discard the tendency to assault drivers and vandalise vehicles in case of accidents, as it often causes further accidents.

She suggested that pedestrians use zebra crossings. “Everyone must follow traffic rules.”

Sheikh Hasina asked drivers to shun the tendency to overtake another vehicle on the road 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.