Road Safety

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
1994 3013 1597 2736 4333
1995 3346 1653 2864 4517
1996 3730 2041 3301 5342
1997 5448 3162 5076 8238
1998 4769 3085 3997 7082
1999 4916 3314 3453 6767
2000 4357 3430 1911 5341
2001 4091 3109 3172 6281
2002 4918 3398 3770 7168
2003 4749 3289 3818 7107
2004 3917 2968 2752 5720
2005 3955 3187 2755 5942
2006 3794 3193 2409 5602
2007 4869 3749 3273 7022
2008 4427 3765 3284 7049
2009 3381 2958 2686 5644
2010 2827 2646 1803 4449
2011 2667 2546 1641 4187
2012 2636 2538 2134 4672
2013 2029 1957 1396 3353
2014 2027 2067 1535 3602

Source: Police Headquarters(FIR)Report.

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