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 FactsOver 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
EASST partners meet in Crete to mark our 10th anniversary and join the sixth global meeting of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safetyby 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.View News
Calling for a commitment to enhance safe and sustainable tourism with a focus on road safetyby 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.View News
Finding out about tourists’ perceptions of road safety in Greeceby 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.View News
How to successfully implement the EASST Road Safety Education Packby 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.View News
EASST Road Safety Education pack rated number 1 initiative by teachers in Chaniaby EASST | July 17, 2017 | Children's Road Safety, Greece
EASST partner Make Roads Safe Hellas is transforming road safety education in Chania, Crete.View News
Greece Road Safety Resources
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)