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Our Road Safety partner in Kyrgyzstan

Road Safety NGO

Founded with an EASST grant, Road Safety was the first non-governmental organisation in the Kyrgyz Republic dedicated to promoting road safety and reducing road casualties. Through targeted education and advocacy campaigns Road Safety aims to reduce the toll of road deaths and injuries in Kyrgyzstan, improve road safety governance and public policy, influence road user behaviour, encourage improvements in driver training and promote sustainable mobility. 

The road safety situation in the Kyrgyz Republic requires serious attention. Based on the Asian Development Bank formula for costing road casualties, the scale of death and injury on the roads of Kyrgyzstan cost the economy around $250 million in 2011, or 4.3% of GDP. At 2,190 deaths per million vehicles the road safety problem in the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the worst in the world. The primary victims of crashes in the Kyrgyz Republic are pedestrians, who account for 44% of crashes and 34.5% of deaths – among the highest proportions in the UNECE area. The scale of the problem varies by region with particularly high road casualties in Chuy oblast, Issyk-Kul oblast and Talas oblast. 

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About Road Safety in Kyrgyzstan

Road deaths per 100,000 population: 22.0 (2013, WHO)
Road deaths per 100,000 population: 19.2 (2010, WHO)

Further information regarding Kyrgyzstan can be found on their WHO Country Profile 2015WHO Country Profile 2013, the WHO Interactive Map, and Road Kills Map

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News Results for Kyrgyzstan

Road safety measures in Kyrgyzstan get presidential backing

22nd August 2017 Kyrgyzstan’s President signs new decree aimed at strengthening the country’s road security.

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Road Safety Kyrgyzstan highlight the importance of keeping children safe on the roads

24th July 2017 EASST Road Safety Education Pack is well received by National Conference on Traffic Safety in Kyrgyzstan.

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Kyrgyzstan politicians commit to reducing road deaths

4th July 2017 EASST’s Kyrgyz partner hosts National Forum on Road Safety in Bishkek to focus political attention on a growing public health crisis.

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