EASST supports the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety 2011-2020
Country: Georgia, Moldova
In May and June 2010, at the request of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, a series of exchange visits were organised between specialists on road policing from Moldova, the UK and the Republic of Georgia. The Moldovan government viewed the operation of the Road Police – and in particular problems of corruption and poor enforcement – as a major obstacle to implementing an effective National Road Safety Strategy. They hoped to identify ways to reform and professionalise the Road Police in Moldova and tackle endemic police corruption. The Road Traffic Police themselves are supportive of change, and were closely involved in this project.
In December 2010 EASST published report which contains conclusions drawn up by the programme participants, summarises their observations and sets out key areas where attention is needed. Further work will be needed on a detailed reform programme. The aim of the report was to begin a longer-term dialogue to improve road safety enforcement and take steps to tackle corruption.
A video of the Georgian section of the exchange can be viewed via the EASST website here
Release date: December 2010