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cupboard approves draft of 'road transport act' with max five yrs jail

The Daily Dawn

the cupboard on monday permitted the draft of the ‘road transport act’ maintaining maximum 5 years prison and a maximum of tk 500,000 high-quality for the offenders. 

the approval got here from a cupboard assembly chaired through top minister sheikh hasina at the secretariat within the capital.

confirming the information, cupboard secretary mohammad shafiul alam stated: "road transport act 2018 includes the deliver of maximum five-three hundred and sixty five days non-bailable jail term and/ or tk500,000 exceptional for the offenders." 

"below the proposed law, if loss of life via street crash is proved as intentional murder then the offenders might be punished as per the penal code," he introduced. 

“the new regulation has many deviations from the present ordinance of 1983 at the same time as it brought new provisions like element machine within the the use of license,” the cupboard secretary said.

he said the proposed law demanded that the expert drivers have to be 21 years antique having educational qualification of at the least eighth-grade for getting the license at the same time as the non-professional drivers, however, ought to get the license after achieving 18.

a motive force could have 12 points against his or her license which would be deducted for violating site traffic rules and the license might be scrapped if a person misplaced all of the points.

alam said if the driver became discovered to have intentionally brought on a crash causing a person’s loss of existence can be tried below the present penal code and face the demise penalty.

the cabinet secretary stated the quantity of economic punishment for reckless driving turned into now not unique in the draft law, which preferred to leave the hassle on trial judges.

amid country-wide protest of university students in search of safe roads, the draft of the act had been given the approval of the cabinet after 3 years of its technique.

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