Safer Road Users

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Road Safety in the EBRD Region

This report published by EASST along with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Towards Zero Foundation, Global NCAP and the FIA Foundation uses data from the World Health Organisation Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 to examine the total number of road deaths and injuries in the EBRD countries of operations, including all 14 EASST countries, as well as the economic cost of road crashes to these countries in transition.

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EASST Annual Report 2017

In 2017, EASST has achieved so much and we are so proud to be achieving our mission of saving lives and preventing injuries by making road transport safer, greener and more sustainable for future generations.

The activities detailed in the Annual Report cover EASST’s six priority areas for 2017: children’s road safety; occupational road safety management; disability, mobility and road risk; post-crash response; road safety enforcement; and governance and capacity building – and showcase the remarkable achievements of all our EASST partners.

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Road Safety – An Inherent Right and Equal Opportunity for All People

‘Road Safety – An Inherent Right and Equal Opportunity for All People’ is based on a survey of 1000 disabled people and their carers throughout Belarus and offers fresh data and insights into the particular needs and problems disabled people in Belarus face as drivers, pedestrians and public transport users. The report details the different obstacles to mobility faced by people with disabilities linked to road safety, the attitudes of other road users and access to transport in a bid to better inform public policy makers on how to address these issues proactively.
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Pedestrian Survey: Identifying pedestrian knowledge, perceptions of and attitudes on road safety in Baku

In view of growing interest towards accurate road safety data collection process, road traffic strategies and trends in pedestrian behaviour, existing gaps in road safety data and the need for evidence-based decision making, EASST partner, the National Automobile club of Azerbaijan (AMAK) initiated a research project to assess one of the most vulnerable segments of road users – pedestrians - in the capital city of Azerbaijan.
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Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers

EASST in partnership with Cranfield University and IRU Academy is pleased to offer an online course aimed at improving knowledge and skills in managing road safety at work via the EASST Academy.  Designed for companies and individuals, the course is focused on the link between driver behaviour and crash involvement, highlighting the role of a fleet manager in raising awareness and importance of setting up and communicating road safety policy across the company.
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Child Poverty & Road Traffic Injury in the SDGs

The FIA Foundation and UNICEF's Rights of Way report examines the impact of road traffic injury on families living in poverty in low and middle income countries. Road traffic injury is a global public health crisis and a leading contributor to the cycle of poverty in many of the world's most deprived areas.
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Speed Awareness Course in Moldova

In the UK, motorists caught committing an offence can, if certain criteria are met, be diverted from prosecution and given the opportunity to attend a behaviour change course: the National Speed Awareness Course. The organisation responsible for developing, licensing and maintaining the quality of these courses is NDORS – the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme. NDORS agreed to support EASST in developing and delivering a pilot Speed Awareness Course in Moldova. This was the first time that NDORS has approved delivery of its courses outside the UK.

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Disability, Mobility, and Road Risk in Moldova

Disability and road risk are closely interlinked. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every year 20 to 50 million people are injured and 1.24 million are killed on the world’s roads. Road crashes are the primary cause of head injuries, and an estimated 30% of those injured on the roads remain permanently disabled.

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