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
Investigating the socio-economic cost of road crashes in Azerbaijanby 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.View News
The EASST Road Safety Education Pack goes online in Azerbaijanby 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.View News
Addressing the risks faced by Azerbaijani street children when it comes to road safetyby 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.View News
EASST and FedEx Express Europe to deliver initiatives focused on road safety education in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Ukraineby EASST | August 30, 2019 | Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine
A charitable grant, awarded by the express transportation company under its social responsibility platform, FedEx Cares, will enable EASST partners to deliver three separate initiatives, each with a focus on improving children’s road safety in countries where young people face significant daily risk.View News
How and why we need to reduce the speed of cars in Bakuby Huseyn Abdullayev | February 28, 2019 | Azerbaijan, News, Road Safety Enforcement, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Huseyn Abdullayev from the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan talks about the need to make local streets safer and reduce road casualties in Baku.View News
Then and Now: increasing the use of child restraint systems in Azerbaijanby EASST | February 7, 2019 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News, Then and Now
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year we’re looking at the impact of our partners’ work on promoting safer roads. Read the story from Azerbaijan.View News
New national road safety plan is major milestone for road safety in Azerbaijanby EASST | January 28, 2019 | Azerbaijan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
EASST partner AMAK play key role in developing the new national road safety plan and look ahead to being part of the long-term changes it promises.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)