No more occupational stickers in vehicles: DMP

No more occupational stickers in vehicles: DMP

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Dhaka – Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah declared on Wednesday that no extra stickers containing phrases like ‘Press’, ‘Police’, ‘DMP’ or ‘Advocate’ credentials can be used in private vehicles from now on.
He informed this to reporters during a press briefing at the DMP headquarters, adding that various individuals, including terrorists and miscreants, are using such occupational stickers and getting away with crimes. Hence the use of such stickers, tinted glasses and hydraulic horns are punishable offence.Only those with actual credentials can use the stickers of their respective organisations, that too has to be permanently embossed and not placed through external stickers.
Asaduzzaman said a ideal city need 25 percent roads for vehicular movement but the Dhaka city has only eight percent roads. Besides, though there are rooms for three lakh vehicles’, but the number of actual vehicles plying here around three times higher. In sufficient parking, lack of mass transport  and over all disobey traffic laws are main problem for traffic jam.
The DMP Commissioner said if the city dwellers, including the drivers and vehicle owners obey traffic laws, the traffic congestion will come down in tolerable position alongside reducing accidents.
Traffic department of DMP has been continues its drive against traffic rules’ violators like vehicle without registration and driving license,  wrong side driving,  plying motorcycles on the footpath, without helmet or more than two passengers and use of mobile phone.
So far 21,415 cases were filed against various types of vehicles, whole 9,851 motorcycles were fined during the on going drive since 24 April  to May 2, the DMP Commissioner said.
Using hooter and beacon lights in vehicles by unauthorized people is punishable offence.
Pedestrians must have to use footpath or underpass, the DMP Commissioner said adding ,” Let us obey traffic rules and cross the rood using footpath and underpass as well as cooperate traffic police.

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