Child restraints and donations
Child car restraints provide vital protection for child passengers in vehicles. However, in low- and middle-income countries, the cost of child restraints means they are not an option for many families.
Working with the Kier Group, FedEx, and others our multi award winning Donations Programme sends regular shipments of children’s car seats, as well as reflective clothing, to villages across the region. We work to support our local partners in campaigning for improvements to public policy and practice, raising awareness and improving enforcement of seat belt wearing and the use of appropriate child restraints.
Several of our EASST partners have implemented campaigns highlighting the importance of seat-belt and car seat use, reaching millions.
In Moldova, our partners have set up an online web-donation platform, baby4baby.org, with the support of EASST and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The platform enable families to donate and share child restraints, making life easier, and safer, for low-income families across the whole country by offering free of charge car restraint systems donated from by others who no longer need them.
Guide: Building a Child Restraint Donation Platform
In 2018 our EASST partners the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) launched web-platform www.baby4baby.org.
The platform aims to make life easier and safer for low-income families across the whole country by collecting and delivering free of charge car restraint systems donated by others who no longer need them.
They have now produced this guide to help others establish similar initiatives in their countries.
Children’s Road Safety News
National Road Safety Council NGO (NRSC) organises Armenia’s first ever multi-stakeholder dialogue on road safety and low speed school zones.
Global Shapers Ulaanbaatar Hub address school zone safety for over 8000 kids in the Bayanzurkh District.
EASST and Aggie Krasnolucka of the FIA Foundation spent two days with our local partner, Public Association ‘Road Safety’ (PARS) in Bishkek to discuss children’s road safety around schools.
Teachers at School no. 12 in Sumgayit City in Azerbaijan welcome lower speeds and new pedestrian infrastructure ahead of the new school year.
Automobile Club of Moldova are using the Star Rating for Schools App to assess three schools in Moldova and implement low-cost interventions to demonstrate how simple infrastructure upgrades can support 30km/h speed limits.
EASST partner and Founder of Impact NGO Ukraine, Oksana Romanukha, shares her experience of supporting five mega-convoys of fire and rescue aid to Ukraine.
EASST’s Emily Carr was invited by the ADB to present the new Safe School Zone Community Toolkit – a structured guide to support schools and communities in implementing community-led road safety projects.
EASST partner awarded the Medal of Honour by the Ukrainian State Emergency Services for the integral role played in the delivery of essential fire and rescue equipment to Ukraine over the past year.
EASST collaborates with BIHAMK and expert consultants to lead three-day training programme for local highway authorities and engineers on road safety in tunnels supported by the EBRD in Sarajevo.
Infrastructure can have an important impact on guiding pedestrian and driver behaviour. This must be an important consideration when developing a road safety strategy.