Traffic sergeants to face action on complaints: DMP chief

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: November 04, 2019 14:41:00 | Updated: November 04, 2019 18:49:52

Traffic rules continued to be violated on the second day of enforcement of Road Transport Act, 2018. The photograph of different vehicles blocking pedestrians’ movement through the zebra crossing was taken from Shantinagar in the city on Saturday — FE photo

Traffic sergeants will face action on complaints that they have tried to take advantage of the new the Road Transport Act, 2018, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam said on Monday.

Violators of traffic rules will not be fined during the first week of the law as part of an awareness campaign about this, he told reporters during a briefing in the city.

The DMP commissioner hoped that roads discipline will improve with the new law having provisions of harsher punishment for the violators.

The city police authority is using loudspeakers at the city's key bus terminals and intersections to create awareness among the public on the law.

Passed by the parliament on Sept 19, 2018 and gazetted by the Road Transport and Highways Division on Oct 22, the much-talked-about Road Transport Act, 2018  took effect on Nov 1.

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