Road Safety in Armenia

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 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

Work starts on the Eastern Partnership Road Safety Observatory

Work starts on the Eastern Partnership Road Safety Observatory

by EASST | February 29, 2024 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Ukraine

As of February 1, 2024 the Eastern Partnership Regional Road Safety Observatory (EaP RSO) is up and running. Hosted by the Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia, the Technical Secretariat is led by the ISET Policy Institute and EASST, and is located in Tbilisi, Georgia, at the ISET Policy Institute.

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Building institutional support for low speed school zones and road safety in Armenia

Building institutional support for low speed school zones and road safety in Armenia

by EASST | November 23, 2023 | Armenia, Children's Road Safety, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

National Road Safety Council NGO (NRSC) organises Armenia’s first ever multi-stakeholder dialogue on road safety and low speed school zones.

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Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

by EASST | May 15, 2023 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, News, Tajikistan

The EASST regional Situation Report on advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones in Eastern Europe and Central Asia supports calls to #RethinkMobility for a sustainable transition to safer streets.

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Civil society and road safety engagement in the Eastern Partnership Countries

Civil society and road safety engagement in the Eastern Partnership Countries

by EASST | October 25, 2022 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Ukraine

60 civil society organisations join unique event to learn more about positive role they can play in supporting road safety interventions.

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30km/h speed zones piloted at three schools in Yerevan, Armenia

30km/h speed zones piloted at three schools in Yerevan, Armenia

by EASST | September 29, 2022 | Armenia, Children's Road Safety, News

Three schools in Yerevan, Armenia are now piloting 30km/h speed zones with the aim of improving road safety and reducing speed related road casualties around schools.

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Advancing 30km/h School Speed Zones in Armenia, Moldova, and Georgia

Advancing 30km/h School Speed Zones in Armenia, Moldova, and Georgia

by EASST | February 24, 2022 | Armenia, Children's Road Safety, Georgia, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

With the support of the FIA Foundation Advocacy Hub, we have been working with our local partners in Armenia, Moldova, and Georgia towards securing policy change commitments to reduce speed limits to 30 km/h around schools.

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Yerevan authorities reduce urban speed limits to save lives

Yerevan authorities reduce urban speed limits to save lives

by 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.

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Putting an end to dangerous re-fuelling practices in Armenia

Putting an end to dangerous re-fuelling practices in Armenia

by 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.

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Lower speeds and safer fleets are coming to make Gyumri’s roads safer

Lower speeds and safer fleets are coming to make Gyumri’s roads safer

by 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.

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Armenia Road Safety Resources

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)