Road Safety in Azerbaijan

Road Safety in Azerbaijan

Our local road safety partner


We support road safety in Azerbaijan through our local partners, the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan (AMAK) and HAYAT International Humanitarian NGO.

AMAK is a member of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) which specialises in providing full-scale roadside assistance, and motoring advice along with exclusive benefits to the club members. It actively promotes road safety in Azerbaijan and is the only civil society organisation implementing road safety projects and initiatives in the country. AMAK supports the State Programme on Road Safety and is currently developing a number of advocacy campaigns calling for policy changes on a number of issues with regards to road safety education, the use of child restraint systems in cars, road safety and street children, pedestrian safety, black spot mapping, and accessible mobility for people with disabilities. They work in close cooperation with government agencies, including the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as transport agencies such as State Road Police and Ministry of Transport as a fundamental part of their work.

In addition, HAYAT NGO was one of the founding members of EASST. Established in 1993 with an initial focus of responding to the influx of the thousands of refugees and IDPs resulting from the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, HAYAT has accumulated vast experience in community development, mobilisation and public awareness campaigns, leading large scale. As an EASST partner, HAYAT NGO works to reduce road fatalities and injuries in Azerbaijan. Among other areas, the team at HAYAT NGO have worked to increase seat belt usage and to clarify the law on child restraints as well as promote their correct use.

Azerbaijan Road Safety Facts

31% of road deaths in Azerbaijan involve alcohol.

2.5% of road traffic victims remain permanently disabled.

There are on average 943 road fatalities every year.

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Azerbaijan Road Safety News

New partnership launched to pilot child friendly roads around schools in Azerbaijan

New partnership launched to pilot child friendly roads around schools in Azerbaijan

by EASST | April 29, 2022 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

On April 13th, supported by the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched a new partnership in Azerbaijan to develop child-friendly road design and implement child-friendly speed management around schools.

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Travel confident: creating an inclusive public transport environment

Travel confident: creating an inclusive public transport environment

by EASST | December 3, 2021 | Azerbaijan, Belarus, Disability, Mobility and Road Risk, Moldova, News

EASST partners in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova pilot Disability Awareness Training with public transport managers and drivers.

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Road designers, planners and engineers in Azerbaijan receive EBRD Road Safety Engineering Training

Road designers, planners and engineers in Azerbaijan receive EBRD Road Safety Engineering Training

by EASST | June 23, 2021 | Azerbaijan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

EASST and AMAK facilitate delivery of the EBRD’s Road Safety Engineering course for road designers, planners and engineers in Azerbaijan – covering the fundamental principles of good road safety engineering and auditing.

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Azerbaijan embarks on Incident Data Mapping to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Azerbaijan embarks on Incident Data Mapping to Improve Pedestrian Safety

by EASST | January 14, 2021 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News

FedEx Express funding equips EASST partner AMAK to make roads safer in Baku as vehicle ownership soars.

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FedEx Express and EASST keep a spotlight shining  on road safety

FedEx Express and EASST keep a spotlight shining on road safety

by EASST | November 16, 2020 | Azerbaijan, Belarus, Children's Road Safety, News, Post-Crash Response, Road Safety Enforcement, Ukraine

Last year we received charitable funding from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), to deliver three diverse initiatives via our NGO partners in Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan.

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Investigating the socio-economic cost of road crashes in Azerbaijan

Investigating the socio-economic cost of road crashes in Azerbaijan

by EASST | August 11, 2020 | Azerbaijan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

The National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan and the World Bank launch new research project to investigate the socio-economic cost of road crashes in Azerbaijan.

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The EASST Road Safety Education Pack goes online in Azerbaijan

The EASST Road Safety Education Pack goes online in Azerbaijan

by EASST | July 8, 2020 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News

Under lockdown, the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan (AMAK) has taken its road safety education online. Using the EASST Road Safety Education Pack, they are offering free interactive online awareness sessions on road safety to children of all ages.

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Roundtable meeting addresses road risk of street children in Baku

Roundtable meeting addresses road risk of street children in Baku

by EASST | January 16, 2020 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News

EASST partners host roundtable meeting in Baku to present initial results of their work to investigating the unique road risks faced by street children.

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Addressing the risks faced by Azerbaijani street children when it comes to road safety

Addressing the risks faced by Azerbaijani street children when it comes to road safety

by EASST | November 20, 2019 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News

EASST partners HAYAT NGO and AMAK are working to establish the exposure to risk and address the main threats street children in Baku face on the roads.

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Azerbaijan Road Safety Resources

Disability and Road Safety in Azerbaijan

This research report by the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan is based on a survey and interviews with disabled people and their carers in Azerbaijan. It aims to analyse the current situation related to accessible mobility in Azerbaijan and present data on the challenges that people with disabilities face while using roads and public transport on a daily basis. (2018)

Identifying pedestrian knowledge, perceptions of and attitudes on road safety in Baku

Pedestrian survey Azerbaijan

This report by the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan takes a closer look at the most pressing risk factors for pedestrians in Baku along with mechanisms for their mitigation in order to inform future policy actions and civil society initiatives. (2017)

Accessibility in Baku

The National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan show desperate need for accessible infrastructure and accessible roads in Baku. (2018)

Road Safety Music Video, Azerbaijan

EASST’s road safety partner in Azerbaijan, HAYAT NGO, produced this music video to promote road safety messages to young audiences with Elli feat. Xose – Cix get. (2010)