Road Safety in Georgia
Our local road safety partner
We support road safety in Georgia through our local partners, the Partnership for Road Safety, a non-profit organisation that promotes road safety and sustainable urban transport through research, advocacy, educational and awareness raising projects. It was established in 2006 with support of the FIA Foundation, the British Council and local Georgian organisations concerned with the growing number of road traffic crashes and fatalities.
Awareness raising campaigns and targeted stakeholder engagement through multi-pronged approaches are at the core of their approach. The Partnership for Road Safety in Georgia has conducted numerous wide-scale projects and campaigns, including providing road safety education to over 100 local schools and offering technical expertise and policy advice to municipalities in the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans to improve public transport, promote walking and cycling, and support mobility of vulnerable populations.
The advocacy work of the Partnership is carried out in close coordination with local organisations active in the field of urban mobility and sustainability, such as the Alliance for Safe Roads, Iare Pehkit, Tbilisi Bicycle Club, Urban Lab and others. Together they co-organise regular civic actions on urban liveability, pedestrian and cyclist safety and engage with national and local level stakeholders, advocating for the necessary legal and administrative adjustments in line with meeting the goals of the transport-related objectives of the EU Association Agreement.
Partnership for Road Safety were a founding member of EASST. Its founder, Gela Kvashilava, is now a lead consultant on road safety for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety.
Georgia Road Safety FactsDrivers and/or passengers of HGVs account for 6% all road deaths. 80% drivers and front seat passengers wear seat belts. There are on average 514 road fatalities every year.
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Georgia Road Safety News
Fostering regional road safety collaborationby EASST | December 2, 2019 | Georgia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
EASST and WHO Europe host regional dialogue to establish national and regional priorities in preparation of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in 2020 and renewed global road safety targets for 2030.View News
Towards a new culture of at-work road safety across Georgiaby EASST | November 20, 2019 | Georgia, News, Occupational Road Safety Management
The launch of our EASST Academy Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers in Georgian along with company pledges towards a new culture of at-work road safety hopes to reduce road casualties across Georgia.View News
Our new specialised training programme in Georgia looks to reduce road risk posed by waste collection vehiclesby EASST | November 19, 2019 | Georgia, News, Occupational Road Safety Management
Waste collection vehicles pose a unique but serious risk to safety on our roads. Our latest project in Georgia involves working with waste operators to mitigate these risks and make roads safe for everyone.View News
Designing streets for safer speedsby EASST | November 5, 2019 | Georgia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
EASST’s Georgian partner Gela Kvashilava represents the region at a formative meeting of NACTO’s Designing streets for safer speeds guide that promises to have local, on-the-ground relevance for reducing speed and saving lives.View News
Building local knowledge for urban transport developmentby EASST | July 10, 2019 | Georgia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Sustainable Mobility
EASST’s Gela Kvashilava shares best practice and experiences from Georgia at UNECE sustainable urban transport workshop in Montengero.View News
New infrastructure, better legislation and greater awareness leads to safer school zones across Georgiaby EASST | June 4, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Georgia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Partnership for Road Safety make remarkable progress in their mission to make every school zone in Georgia safe for children traveling to and from school.View News
Then and Now: promoting alternative transport choices for safer and healthier streets in Georgiaby EASST | March 31, 2019 | Georgia, News, Sustainable Mobility, 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 Georgia.View News
The way out of transport deadlock: the case for a holistic transport strategy in Georgiaby Gela Kvashilava | January 30, 2019 | Georgia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
EASST’s Gela Kvashilava calls for better coordination and a holistic transport strategy to improve public transport services in Georgia.View News
ITF-POLIS Safer City Streets Network for liveable citiesby EASST | December 14, 2018 | Georgia, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Sustainable Mobility
Gela Kvashilava of the Partnership for Road Safety in Georgia and EASST Director Emma MacLennan were among the speakers at the Safer City Street Network’s 4th meeting in London and Manchester, organised by the ITF and POLIS.View News
Georgia Road Safety Resources
Service your car, and take care of the environment!
Technically malfunctioning vehicles worsen air pollution and endanger public health with the emission of toxic substances. Video by Partnership for Road Safety. (2018)
Service your car, drive safely!
According to international research, road accidents are often caused by technical malfunctioning. Video by Partnership for Road Safety. (2018)
UNECE Road Safety Performance Review: Georgia
This UNECE Road Safety Performance Review was developed with the support of EASST partners Partnership for Road Safety.