THE Land Transport Authority is looking to reduce road deaths by 20 per cent annually over the next five years.
This is being done as part of the United Nations Decade for Road Safety that Fiji adopted last year.
LTA general manager Timoci Satakala said over the past five years, the authority had managed to lower the number of road fatalities.
"From 2006 to 2011, we had managed to bring down the number of road deaths by 30 per cent annually," Mr Satakala said.
He said the LTA would look at going into communities and building relationships with the people as part of the work to reduce road deaths.
"The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety aims to save around five million lives globally by the end of the decade," Mr Satakala said.
"In Fiji, we are looking to reduce fatalities by 20 per cent annually for the first part of the decade, continuing on the previous reductions."
However, Mr Satakala said it would not be an easy task to achieve. "What we see is when we start from high fatality rates, it is slightly easier to bring them down, but as we get to the lower end of the scale it becomes progressively more difficult," he explained.
Mr Satakala said the LTA was looking at introducing a number of initiatives such as speed cameras and increased awareness work to help reduce fatalities.