The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) and the Eastern Cape Department of Transport are on Sunday commemorating World Remembrance Day for road accident victims.

World Remembrance Day for road accident victims is observed on 21 November.

With the festive season starting in December, the authorities are bracing for another deadly December/January period on South Africa’s roads.

The commemoration is aimed at creating awareness about how people can improve road safety.

On average 14 000 people die on the country’s roads every year.

A roadblock is held on the N2 on the Kei Bridge in the Eastern Cape as part of the day’s campaign.

RTIA Spokesperson, Monde Mkhaliphi is calling for compliance with traffic laws.

AARTO is saying we must change this behaviour. It has been proven in other countries where there is compliance to traffic laws there is a decline in fatalities. We are preparing for this massive intervention of control which is AARTO. The most critical step is that before you find yourself getting tickets, there must be voluntary compliance with traffic laws.”

RTMA and EC Department of Transport commemorate World Remembrance Day for Road Accident Victims: