THE Land Transport Authority will conduct more road awareness programs in the Western Division after recording the first two fatal accidents for this year there.
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said while the authority was jointly conducting Operation Blitz with police, the division was their next target in a bid to curb the increasing number of road accidents.
"The Western Division always records the highest road fatalities and accidents every year," he said.
"Road awareness programs are always an ongoing activity in the west but most drivers still fail to comply with road rules — which lead to death and serious injuries."
Mr Tuinaceva said the authority was putting together programs that would be focused on educating members of the public on road safety rules.
"We will surely get operations going and the Western Division will see more operations conducted in the area than any other divisions," he said.
Two people died after a road accident at Lovu, Lautoka on January 1.
A 22-year-old tertiary student died at the scene on January 1 while his 17-year-old cousin succumbed to injuries from the accident a few days later.
The pair were the first road death victims for 2013.
The two were travelling in a car to Ba with three other passengers when the 22-year-old, who was the driver of the vehicle, lost control of the car and bumped into a utility post.