Minimum SSC level education for Drivers fix BD High Court. High Court on Monday asked the government to make secondary level pass the minimum educational qualification for obtaining a licence of driving a motorised vehicle.
Bangladesh Drivers Education Qualification
The HC bench encompasses judges Zinat Ara and AKM Sahedul Haq also asked the government to increase the punishments for violation of traffic rules.
The bench gave government five years to implement the order.
The court order, issued during hearing of a writ, also includes introduction of effective traffic system on highways, expulsion of roadside structures, building road dividers and underpasses. It also asked the authorities to scrape the condition that allows setting up structures within 10 metres from high way.
A total of 11 people were killed in a road accident on 5 February 2011. This news appeared on a newspaper next day. Human Rights for Peace Bangladesh, a non-government organisation, took the issue to notice and filed a writ petition. Advocate Manzil Morshed stood for the petitioner. HC delivered judgement after ending hearing of the writ.
Manzil Morshed said, ‘High Court has delivered a historic judgement to prevent road accidents. In Bangladesh, drivers do not need any lowest education. This decision has made an instruction in this regard.’