Road Safety in Greece

Road Safety in Greece

Our local road safety partner


We support road safety in Greece through our local partners Make Roads Safe Hellas (MRSH). MRSH was founded in Chania, Crete in 2010 as a supporter of the international Make Roads Safe campaign. Now operating from Athens, MRSH aims to raise awareness of the impact that road traffic collisions can have on sustainable development, ensure political commitment and promote road safety in Greece through research and projects that promote road safety from a safe system perspective.

The rate of road fatalities and injuries in Greece is amongst the highest in Western Europe and has critical implications for the country’s development.

Between 2010-2012 Make Roads Safe Hellas led the highly successful transnational cooperation for South East Europe to eliminate high-risk roads (SENSoR Project). The project involved surveying 15,000 km of roads in the region, highlighting road risk and developing ‘Safer Roads Investment Plans’ for public authorities.

They are now working to transform road safety education in Chania city’s public schools. As of 2018, they have provided road safety training to over 2000 schoolchildren using the EASST Road Safety Education Pack as well as providing information to parents and decision makers on the importance of keeping children safe as both vehicle passengers and pedestrians. In 2016, the Pack was voted by teachers in Chania as the number 1 initiative introduced in schools. The Education Pack is now also being used to train children via the Hellenic Motor Museum’s road safety programme in Athens.

Greece Road Safety Facts

Over a third of road deaths in Greece are motorcycle related. Only 23% back seat passengers wear seat belts. There are on average 1013 road fatalities every year.

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Greece Road Safety News

Then and Now: Transforming road safety education in Crete

Then and Now: Transforming road safety education in Crete

by EASST | May 7, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Greece, 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 Greece.

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EASST partners meet in Crete to mark our 10th anniversary and join the sixth global meeting of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

EASST partners meet in Crete to mark our 10th anniversary and join the sixth global meeting of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

by EASST | April 12, 2019 | Greece, News, Then and Now

Make Roads Safe Hellas host EASST for our 10th anniversary all-EASST partners meeting in Crete within the framework of the sixth global meeting of NGOs advocating for road safety and road victims.

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Calling for a commitment to enhance safe and sustainable tourism with a focus on road safety

Calling for a commitment to enhance safe and sustainable tourism with a focus on road safety

by EASST | April 10, 2019 | Greece, News, Sustainable Mobility

EASST and Make Roads Safe Hellas put spotlight on road safety and responsible travel & tourism at Global Meeting of NGOs for Road Safety.

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Finding out about tourists’ perceptions of road safety in Greece

Finding out about tourists’ perceptions of road safety in Greece

by EASST | July 25, 2018 | Greece, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Sustainable Mobility

Safer roads for tourists will also mean safer roads for everyone else. If you’ve recently visited Greece please take part in our short survey on tourists’ perceptions of road safety in Greece.

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How to successfully implement the EASST Road Safety Education Pack

How to successfully implement the EASST Road Safety Education Pack

by EASST | March 21, 2018 | Children's Road Safety, Greece

The EASST Road Safety Education pack provides stimulating and engaging activities to introduce road safety messages and behaviours to kids. Find out how to make the most of it with this six step guide to implementation.

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Road safety education helps children in central Athens to become safer road users

Road safety education helps children in central Athens to become safer road users

by EASST | March 15, 2018 | Children's Road Safety, Greece, Road Safety Education Pack

The Hellenic Motor Museum in Athens uses the EASST Road Safety Education Pack in their education programme for schools.

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Marking European Day Without a Road Death in Crete

Marking European Day Without a Road Death in Crete

by EASST | September 21, 2017 | Children's Road Safety, Greece, News

Make Roads Safe Hellas put children’s road safety at the centre of their Project EDWARD activities.

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EASST Road Safety Education pack rated number 1 initiative by teachers in Chania

EASST Road Safety Education pack rated number 1 initiative by teachers in Chania

by EASST | July 17, 2017 | Children's Road Safety, Greece

EASST partner Make Roads Safe Hellas is transforming road safety education in Chania, Crete.

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EBRD Annual Meeting concludes with commitment to improving road safety

EBRD Annual Meeting concludes with commitment to improving road safety

by EASST | May 15, 2017 | Greece, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

EASST and Make Roads Safe Hellas successfully represented at the EBRD’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Business Forum.

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Greece Road Safety Resources

International Tourism and Road Safety in Greece

International Tourism and Road Safety in Greece

This report on tourists’ perceptions on road safety in Greece is based on a survey of almost 1,500 international tourists visiting Athens, Chania, and Thessaloniki in 2018. The work is a collaboration between Make Roads Safe Hellas, the National Technical University of Athens, the University of Macedonia, the University of the Aegean, the Hellenic Open University and EASST to examine the relationship between tourism and road risk. (2019)