Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Shafiqul Islam on Thursday said everybody should abide by the traffic rules to bring discipline on roads.
He said this while speaking at the inaugural session of the fortnightly traffic awareness programme at Rajarbagh Police Lines.
“If we fail to bring discipline on roads as per the Road Transport Act 2018, there’ll be no way left for us to do it. And if our children take to the street again, we won’t have skins in our bodies,” he said.
The DMP chief also said everybody should come forward to bring discipline on roads. “The mentality of going first while driving should be changed,” he added.
Pointing to drivers, he said, “If someone dies for you, who will look after his/her family and children? If any driver dies for traffic chaos, who will stand by his family?”
“We’ll talk to people from all professions about the discipline on roads in the next 15 days and this is the last chance for us,” Shafiqul said.
He also said police will talk to the authorities of all 151 CNG stations in the city and ask them not to give fuel or gas violating the directives.
All the rickshaw-pullers will be provided with uniforms after dividing the city in some traffic zones, the DMP said.