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

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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Road Safety TV channel launched in Armenia

Road Safety TV channel launched in Armenia

by EASST | October 10, 2019 | Armenia, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Our EASST partners the National Road Safety Council NGO (NRSC) Armenia have launched an online TV channel focused on road safety and related news.

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Improving pedestrian safety in the historic city of Gyumri, Armenia

Improving pedestrian safety in the historic city of Gyumri, Armenia

by 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.

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Global Road Safety Week in Armenia

Global Road Safety Week in Armenia

by EASST | June 3, 2019 | Armenia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Government representatives in Armenia show their readiness to cooperate for better results during UN Global Road Safety Week activities.

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A triumphant breakthrough for vehicle safety in Armenia

A triumphant breakthrough for vehicle safety in Armenia

by EASST | March 21, 2019 | Armenia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

The National Road Safety Council NGO celebrate new ban on importing right-hand drive vehicles in Armenia.

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Then and Now: National Road Safety Council as a key player for road safety in Armenia.

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.

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UNECE and Georgian Ministry of Economy host regional road safety discussions

UNECE and Georgian Ministry of Economy host regional road safety discussions

by 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.

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Road safety education is now part of the school curriculum in Armenia

Road safety education is now part of the school curriculum in Armenia

by EASST | September 25, 2018 | Armenia, Children's Road Safety

The National Road Safety Council of Armenia NGO celebrate new road safety curriculum and advise on methodology using the EASST Road Safety Education Pack

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Building capacity for safer roads across the EASST region

Building capacity for safer roads across the EASST region

by EASST | August 9, 2018 | Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan

EASST partners take part in EBRD social risk management training in Bishkek for safer roads.

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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)