Road Safety in Armenia
Our local road safety partner
We support road safety in Armenia through our local partners the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established in 2005 bringing together a broad range of local groups, academics, consumers and the road traffic police in a collaborative effort to promote road safety.
The NRSC focus their activities around road safety education; promoting safer road systems; and cooperating with national and international institutions dealing with road safety.
Among the NRSC’s many notable accomplishments is their successful campaign to establish a semi-governmental body with the mission to coordinate road safety actions in Armenia on a national level, which was achieved in 2010 with the establishment of the National Road Safety Council, chaired by the Prime Minister.
Other achievements include campaigning to enforce Armenia’s dormant seat-belt law, resulting in a 20% reduction in road fatalities and 12% decline in casualties in just one year. In 2018, NRSC Director, Poghos Shahinyan, was appointed as the Armenian coordinator under an initiative by the European Commission and World Bank to promote regional cooperation and coordinated efforts to reach UN road safety targets in Eastern Partnership countries.
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Armenia Road Safety Facts
1.0% of GDP is lost due to road traffic collisions.
The maximum urban speed limit is 90km/h.
There are on average 546 road fatalities every year.
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Armenia Road Safety News
With support from the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund, the National Road Safety Council of Armenia has been working with EASST experts to build capacity in road engineering and improve safety for non-motorised road users in the city.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year, each month we will be sharing a news story from our archive and finding out how the story has developed over the years. This month, we’re looking at the National Road Safety Council of Armenia.
How to improve road safety management, regulation and strategic development was on the agenda in Tbilisi at a regional meeting jointly hosted by the Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development and the UNECE.
The National Road Safety Council of Armenia NGO celebrate new road safety curriculum and advise on methodology using the EASST Road Safety Education Pack
EASST partner Poghos Shahinyan works with the Armenian Road Police to develop practical solutions to reducing road death and injury in Yerevan.