Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) is the apex Government Organization in the road transport sector under the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges mandated for providing services namely Registration of Motor Vehicles, Issuance of fitness certificate of motor vehicles, Issuance of Route permit for Transport Vehicles, Issuance of Motor Driving Licences, Issuance of Motor Driving Instructor’s License, Registration of Motor Driving Training Schools, Inspection of Motor Vehicles involved in road accidents, Inspection of Government Vehicles for Repair etc. Besides, BRTA takes different measures in order to promote road safety and coordinates road safety prevention activities undertaken by different agencies/organizations. BRTA prepares the Annual Report of Road Traffic Accidents on the basis of reported data on road traffic accidents from Bangladesh Police. Using the data received from the Police BRTA has already published 7 consecutive annual reports since 2001. BRTA believes that the Report will help find gap in the activities aiming at reducing accidents by the road safety practitioners.
The Road Traffic Accident database is being maintained and updated by BRTA on the basis of police MAAP (Micro-Computer Accident Analysis Package) information. BRTA and the Bangladesh Police have been working together to maintain the integrity of the database and promoting its statistical accuracy. The shortcoming of the database is that it is prepared on the basis of reported accidents only. It’s a fact that there exist some accidents in the country side which are not reported to the police, making the database virtually incomplete. However, it will invariably serve the purpose as it covers most and major parts of the accidents of the country.
BRTA believes that despite shortcomings, this report will be helpful to the researchers, planners, administrators and other stakeholders for making future plan aiming at reducing road traffic accidents in Bangladesh. Any suggestions in relation to this report will be accepted cordially. National Road Traffic Accident Report 2008 :: Download ::
Statistics of Road Accidents and Casualties.
|Year||Total Number of accidents||Deaths||Injuries||Total casualties|
Source: Police Headquarters(FIR)Report.