- About EASST
Disability and road risk are closely interlinked. Road injury is not just a major cause of permanent disability – people with disabilities are also more at risk on the roads. The WHO World Report on Disability points out that “People with disabilities are at a higher risk of non-fatal unintentional injury from road traffic crashes” and other causes. A number of studies have shown greater risks faced by people with different disabling conditions – for example, an injury rate over two times higher for children with autism than for other children.
EASST and the Automobile Club of Moldova (supported by an EASST grant) have carried out an important survey of people with disabilities in Moldova – one third of them children and young people. The survey, published by the UN Office in Moldova, highlighted the impact of unsafe roads and inaccessible transport on the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
EASST is working to extend this work to other countries and raise the issue of mobility for people with disabilities wherever possible.
3rd February 2017 The Young Generation of Tajikistan work to reduce road safety risks to pedestrians and other road users along the Somoni Avenue highway.
Since being injured in a road crash Serghey Drozdovskiy has dedicated his life to helping people with disabilities and building a society that is free from barriers. Read his story.
12th January 2017 Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club survey identifies key mobility and accessibility needs of disabled road users in Belarus.