Sunday, 5 March 2017

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants tougher laws to control road accidents


Expressing her concern over fatal road accidents, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said in the Assembly that stringent rules will be introduced to check rash driving especially motorcycle racing that leads to most accidents.

The Chief Minister said: “Illegal bike racing is coming up as a major problem in the state as it is claiming countless lives. It is fine when people use two-wheelers for their work but the government will confiscate bikes of those who will race. At the same time, stringent rules will also be in place.”

The Chief Minister had launched the state-wide “Safe Drive Save Life” campaign, a few months ago. It had helped in reducing the number of road accidents.