EASST supports the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety 2011-2020
Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club (BKA) is an non-governmental organization providing roadside assistance, promoting road safety, and protecting the interests of drivers in the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
BKA was founded in 1998 by its President Mr. Raphael Musaev. Since the date of its foundation, BKA has become a member of the FIA, the FIA Foundation and EASST. The BKA President is currenty a member of the EASST Advisory Board. The main purpose of the BKA is to provide safety and comfort on the road. The Club always finds the most convenient solution to any problem occuring on the road using 24/7/365 efficient call-centre, professional staff and a modern vehicle fleet.
Each year nearly 1700 people die on the roads in the Republic of Belarus. All state bodies and especially BKA express concern over an awful and frightening trend - every four days a child dies on the roads of the Republic of Belarus.
With this in mind, the Club has developed a strategy for improving road safety in the country. The pillars of the strategy are: to prevent accidents, to enhance the culture and the behavior of road users via road safety training, to stabilize and reduce the death rate and number of traffic injuries among drivers and pedestrians. The BKA road safety strategy focuses on the whole population of the Republic of Belarus but is specifically targeted at young drivers and children as they are the most vulnerable road users. The BKA cooperates closely with the Road Traffic Police of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, and other governmental and non- governmental organizations.
BKA as an EASST-Belarus Partner attends conferences, events and discussions on road safety in different countries of the region and is keen to share and learn good practices and experiences in improving road safety situation in the country.
In 2012, BKA has organised several events to promote road safety and awareness in Belarus. On 6th March 2012, BKA staff visited Minsk State Linguistic University to assess the road safety knowledge of both drivers and pedestrians. Their work highlighted the need for the education of pedestrians who had little knowledge of the rules of the road.
On 26th February 2012, organized by the project Prazdnik.by as part of the Silitchi ski resort fair, the BKA hosted a competition on the rules of the road and road signs. Female drivers were the focus of the competition, with winners receiving free BKA membership cards and light reflecting signs to assist with visibility.
Belorussian Auto Moto Touring Club (BKA): http://www.bka.by/en/
16th May 2013
The second UN Global Road Safety Week took place from 6-12 May 2013 with activities taking place across the world to draw attention to the urgent need to better protect pedestrians, and the EASST region was no exception.
6th November 2012
EASST’s Belarussian partner, the Belarussian Auto Motor Touring Club (BKA), has had a significant impact on road user behaviour in the capital city of Minsk.