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

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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EASST supports road safety and sustainable mobility training for CAREC region

EASST supports road safety and sustainable mobility training for CAREC region

by EASST | February 28, 2024 | Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

EASST Director Emma MacLennan is joining our local partner Public Association ‘Road Safety’ in Bishkek this week to deliver training as part of the CAREC Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility Course.

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Road safety around schools: an ‘urgent’ priority for Azerbaijan

Road safety around schools: an ‘urgent’ priority for Azerbaijan

by EASST | December 8, 2023 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

High level stakeholders have met in Baku to discuss the urgent need to prioritise road safety around schools in Azerbaijan.

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Slower speeds and new pedestrian infrastructure installed at School no. 12 in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan

Slower speeds and new pedestrian infrastructure installed at School no. 12 in Sumgayit, Azerbaijan

by 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.

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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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Designing streets for slower speeds: the transformation of School #2 in Sumgayit City and what we can learn

Designing streets for slower speeds: the transformation of School #2 in Sumgayit City and what we can learn

by EASST | October 13, 2022 | Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, News

The school street transformation in Azerbaijan has reduced congestion and slowed speeds considerably.

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Pop-up street transformation is installed to improve children’s road safety in Sumgayit City

Pop-up street transformation is installed to improve children’s road safety in Sumgayit City

by 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.

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EASST launches new online Disability Awareness Training course for Public Transport managers

EASST launches new online Disability Awareness Training course for Public Transport managers

by 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.

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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)