Volunteers from Red Crescent, Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) and scouts will work with traffic police at 57 check posts in Dhaka from today for two weeks to help people follow the traffic rules.
Four thousand people will be engaged in the fortnightly traffic awareness programme.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today inaugurated the fortnightly traffic discipline programme and urged everyone to follow the traffic rules.
"We want to make people aware that life is more valuable than time. Safety is more important than going ahead of others," the home minister said in the inauguration programme at Gulistan Zero Point in Dhaka around 2:30pm.
People all over the country would realise that following traffic rules can ease much of the sufferings on the roads after this initiative, he said.
After the death of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College on Airport Road last year, the recent traffic week was observed which garnered huge support from the people, the home minister said.
Most of the bikers in the city are now using helmets, he added.
Everyone should use footpaths while walking and drivers and pedestrians must not use mobile phones, Kamal said.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia also gave a speech in the inauguration programme saying home minister and road transport and bridges minister are formulating a policy to control the huge number of vehicles plying for app based services like Uber and Pathao.
To control the traffic situation in Dhaka, 130 bus stoppages have been built which would be further improved by the city corporations, he said.
There are infrastructure problems in our country, but people not following the traffic rules is mostly responsible for the mismanagement in the traffic system, he added.