Jaywalking

Published at 09:04pm on September 06, 2018

Jaywalking ignoring road barriers and traffic regulations has become a common practice across Dhaka that disrupts traffic flow and often cause traffic congestion. In most cases, people cross roads without using the footbridge or underpass to save time. Some people take this risk because the footbridges or underpasses in Dhaka are built in such distance that pedestrian have to walk for a long time to cross the road. Worryingly, despite being a punishable offence and a safety risk, it does not bother people anymore. Despite several drives by police and fining jaywalkers could not stop it. In past couple of days moves are seen to reign in jaywalking deploying rover scouts, Bangladesh National Cadet Corps and Red Crescent volunteers alongside police.

Video by Abdullah Apu

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