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 focuses its activities around road safety education and promoting safer road systems. It promotes cooperation amongst national institutions dealing with road safety. NRSC has not only a consultative status at a national level but also works in active cooperation with governmental, as well other international and local bodies concerned with the improvement of 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.
Now, with a new government, NRSC are working update the National Road Safety Strategy to include the SDGs for road safety and design a new action plan to end fatalities on the roads in Armenia. NRSC will continue to raise the importance of unified approach to road safety and raise awareness amongst general public on road safety.
Armenia Road Safety Facts1.0% 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
Yerevan authorities reduce urban speed limits to save livesby EASST | August 4, 2020 | Armenia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
City authorities in Yerevan, Armenia have passed a new law lowering urban speed limits by 10km/h. This will serve as a pilot, with a view to reducing speed limits across the whole country.View News
Putting an end to dangerous re-fuelling practices in Armeniaby EASST | January 7, 2020 | Armenia, News
Following a report on the dangers of using natural gas in vehicles by EASST partner, Poghos Shahinyan, the Armenian Government is taking action in ensure checks and balances are in place to make re-fuelling safe.View News
Lower speeds and safer fleets are coming to make Gyumri’s roads saferby EASST | November 22, 2019 | Armenia, News, Occupational Road Safety Management, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Our latest visit to Armenia includes first of its kind fleet safety management training and a commitment to action to reduce speeds around schools.View News
Improving pedestrian safety in the historic city of Gyumri, Armeniaby EASST | July 9, 2019 | Armenia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Sustainable Mobility
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.View News
Then and Now: National Road Safety Council as a key player for road safety in Armenia.by EASST | January 10, 2019 | Armenia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Then and Now
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.View News
UNECE and Georgian Ministry of Economy host regional road safety discussionsby EASST | November 30, 2018 | Armenia, Georgia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
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.View News
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Don’t Die Before You’ve Lived
A music video was produced by EASST’s partner the National Road Safety Council of Armenia to promote road safety. The vocals are provided by an award winning trio – Andre, Hasmik Karapetyan, and Zaruhi Babayan. (2009)