"I am so frustrated right now that I've stopped communicating with police for any update on the case," he said.

'EYES GETTING SHUT'

The deaths of two students in a road crash on the capital's Airport Road in July 2018 triggered an unprecedented nationwide road safety movement.

In face of the protests, different government bodies, police, and transport leaders made a series of lofty promises. Lawmakers passed the Road Transport Act-2018, the Prime Minister's Office issued a 17-point directive, and police observed "traffic weeks" to bring discipline on road.

But it hardly changed anything. Violation of traffic rules and road accidents are still rampant. People are being killed on road every day, said road safety campaigners.

Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury, secretary general of Jatri Kalyan Samity, said the student movement was an eye-opener for the government. "But it seems the eyes are gradually getting shut. Anarchy returned to the road."

He said road crashes continued to claim lives as the authorities failed to hand justice to the victims.

He also criticised the government for its failure in implementing Road Transport Act, 2018 properly.

Enzamul Haque, joint convener of Nirapad Sarak Andolon, formed after the road safety movement, said those responsible for the deaths of the two students on Airport Road were brought to book.