- About EASST
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.
Road deaths per 100,000 population: 22.0 (2013, WHO)
Road deaths per 100,000 population: 19.2 (2010, WHO)
7th March 2017 EASST partner Chinara Kasmambetova has been appointed to the Kyrgyz Government’s new Public Council where she will be able to fully promote road safety at a national level.
15th February 2017 EASST partner Road Safety Kyrgyzstan's 2016 Annual Report "Saving Lives on the roads through raising education and awareness" is now available.
3rd February 2017 Road Safety Kyrgyzstan pilot EASST's Road Safety Education Pack in schools around Bishkek.