'Road safety messages not conveyed properly'

The AA has accused government of not doing enough to properly convey road safety messages.

The AA has accused government of not doing enough to convey road safety messages. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Automobile Association (AA) on Thursday said government has not done enough in terms of road safety campaigns to reduce fatalities.

Earlier, the Transport Ministry announced that over 1,400 people lost their lives on the roads during 2012's festive season.

The figures are down compared to the 2011 festive season, when 1,700 people were killed on the roads.

But the AA's Gary Ronald said government was still not getting the message across.

"There was a complete reliance on the public factor and NGOs to actually pass on the message of road safety."

Ronald also said government did very little in terms of getting the message across all the various media.