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
Slower speeds and new pedestrian infrastructure installed at School no. 12 in Sumgayit, Azerbaijanby EASST | August 8, 2023 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News
Teachers at School no. 12 in Sumgayit City in Azerbaijan welcome lower speeds and new pedestrian infrastructure ahead of the new school year.View News
Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Reportby 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.View News
Civil society and road safety engagement in the Eastern Partnership Countriesby 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.View News
Pop-up street transformation is installed to improve children’s road safety in Sumgayit Cityby EASST | September 15, 2022 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News
Funded by the UK Aid through the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility, the transformation aims to demonstrate how child-friendly road design can improve safety around schools.View News
EASST launches new online Disability Awareness Training course for Public Transport managersby EASST | May 24, 2022 | Azerbaijan, Moldova, News, Safe and Inclusive Mobility
This short online course will help managers understand how to make public transport services more accessible and inclusive of the needs of people with disabilities so they can travel independently and with confidence.View News
New partnership launched to pilot child friendly roads around schools in Azerbaijanby 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.View News
Travel confident: creating an inclusive public transport environmentby EASST | December 3, 2021 | Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, News, Safe and Inclusive Mobility
EASST partners in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova pilot Disability Awareness Training with public transport managers and drivers.View News
Road designers, planners and engineers in Azerbaijan receive EBRD Road Safety Engineering Trainingby 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.View News
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
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)