Road Safety in Kyrgyzstan
Our local road safety partner
We support road safety in Kyrgyzstan through our local partners Road Safety NGO. Founded with an EASST grant, Road Safety was the first non-governmental organisation in the Kyrgyz Republic dedicated to promoting road safety and reducing road casualties. Through targeted education and advocacy campaigns Road Safety aims to reduce the toll of road deaths and injuries in Kyrgyzstan, improve road safety governance and public policy, influence road user behaviour, encourage improvements in driver training and promote sustainable mobility.
The road safety situation in the Kyrgyz Republic requires serious attention. Based on the Asian Development Bank formula for costing road casualties, the scale of death and injury on the roads of Kyrgyzstan cost the economy around $250 million in 2011, or 4.3% of GDP. At 2,190 deaths per million vehicles the road safety problem in the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the worst in the world. The primary victims of crashes in the Kyrgyz Republic are pedestrians, who account for 44% of crashes and 34.5% of deaths – among the highest proportions in the UNECE area.
Road Safety NGO work to keep road safety on the agenda of the Kyrgyz Government. Director, Chinara Kasmambetova was a lead contributor to the document “Complex of measures to be taken in the area of road safety in the Kyrgyz Republic”, which was signed by the President in 2017. She is also a member of the working group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs which is drafting a National Strategy on Road Safety and sits on the selection committee of the Traffic Police.
In all its work Road Safety NGO collaborates closely with state organisations like the Mayor’s Office, the Traffic Police, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other stakeholders.
Kyrgyzstan Road Safety Facts
There are on average 1220 road fatalities every year.
In 2016 125 children were killed on the road.
Road crashes cost the economy approx. $307m annually.
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Kyrgyzstan Road Safety News
Presidential decree aims to tackle urgent road safety issues in Kyrgyzstanby EASST | January 12, 2022 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
In December 2021, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Sadyr Japarov, signed a Decree aimed at taking “urgent action on road safety issues” in the countryView News
EASST network of NGOs mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victimsby EASST | November 23, 2021 | Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Each year, our EASST partners pull out all the stops to make this an important day for victims and their families. This year was no different.View News
New infrastructure installed to improve pedestrian safety at dangerous Bishkek intersectionby EASST | November 9, 2021 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Working closely with the Safer Roads Foundation, local contractors, and local authorities, EASST and PA Road Safety are delighted to unveil this safe new road crossing at Ryskulowa-Molodyaya Guardia in Bishkek.View News
Health Systems and COVID 19, what lessons are there for the road safety community?by EASST | June 5, 2020 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Post-Crash Response
The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people more aware of the importance of robust and resilient health care systems. Last month we facilitated an online session hosted by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety to find out what this might mean for the road safety community and Pillar 5.View News
Remembering those who have been lost with poetry and call to actionby EASST | December 2, 2019 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
PA Road Safety Kyrgyzstan emphasise the urgency for action on World Day of Remembrance as young people deliver a poignant memorial through song and poetry.View News
Campaign leads to increases in seat belt wearing rates in Bishkekby EASST | November 26, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Enforcement, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Our summer campaign with PA Road Safety Kyrgyzstan and the EBRD sees 160% increase in seat belt wearing rates in the back seats of cars from baseline.View News
Training engineers in Bishkek to design safer roads for pedestriansby EASST | July 4, 2019 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Road engineers in Bishkek receive training on how to conduct road safety audits & design safer roads for pedestrians as part of our joint project with the EBRD and PA Road Safety.View News
Then and Now: a leading voice in driving forward the road safety agenda in Kyrgyzstanby EASST | June 6, 2019 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, 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 Kyrgyzstan.View News
UNGRSW action in Kyrgyzstan focuses on increasing seat belt and child restraint use to save lives.by EASST | May 7, 2019 | Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Kyrgyz opinion leaders commit to using seat belts and child car seats when traveling by car and encourage others to follow their example in UNGRSW campaign.View News
Kyrgyzstan Road Safety Resources
Disability, Mobility and Road Risk in the Kyrgyz Republic
This report on Disability, Mobility and Road Risk – published by EASST and our local partners, Public Association Road Safety – reveals severe inadequacies in inclusive and accessible public spaces in Bishkek. (2018)
Pedestrian Safety in Bishkek’s Smart City Concept
This report by EASST and Road Safety Kyrgyzstan shows why pedestrian safety should be an essential component of any Smart City concept and how Smart cities can be more human-friendly than urban developments of the past and can help enrich and better connect local communities. (2018)
Take care of yourself and your loved ones
A promotional video about the importance of using seat belts and child car seats made by our EASST partners PA Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). (2019)
Kyrgyz Road Safety Music Video
EASST’s Kyrgyz partner “Road Safety NGO” calls on young people to follow the rules of the road in this music video produced with the support of the British Embassy. (2013)
Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit
This Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit was produced with funding support from UK Aid through the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF). It was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of its work on improving post-crash emergency care. (2021)