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Calling on the media to come forward to strengthen safe roads

Calling on the media to come forward to strengthen safe roads

Breaking News, National
"Road accidents are the 8th leading cause of death in the world. According to the World Health Organization's Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, 1.35 million people die in road accidents worldwide every year. More notably, road accidents are one of the leading causes of death among people aged 5-29 years and 90% of these deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, about 25,000 people die in road accidents in Bangladesh every year along many more are paralyzed. From January to October 2020, about 1,026 people died in motorcycle accidents. On average, about 2 to 3 people die every day. One of the major reasons for this is not using standard and quality helmets” said Shahnewaz Hasnat-e-Rabbi, lecturer at BUET's Accident Rechar...