RTIA promotes road safety

With the Easter weekend only a couple of weeks away, local authorities held a road safety awareness campaign on the N6 in Komani earlier today.

Officials from the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA), the provincial transport department, the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality and the police, first prayed for an Easter period free of carnage before setting up a roadblock on the notorious stretch of the N6.

A short awareness programme on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) demerit system was also conducted.

RTIA national senior manager, Xolisile Zonke, said: “We want to ensure that we bring the lord in whatever we do, by ensuring that we pray for motorists to reduce road carnage. We are also educating and giving out information to motorists  for them to gain understanding of what the Aarto demerit system for violations of traffic law is all about.”

Aarto is managed by the Road Traffic Management Corporation, a public entity under the transport department.