Road Safety in Kyrgyzstan

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

Health Systems and COVID 19, what lessons are there for the road safety community?

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.

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Remembering those who have been lost with poetry and call to action

Remembering those who have been lost with poetry and call to action

by 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.

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Campaign leads to increases in seat belt wearing rates in Bishkek

Campaign leads to increases in seat belt wearing rates in Bishkek

by 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.

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Training engineers in Bishkek to design safer roads for pedestrians

Training engineers in Bishkek to design safer roads for pedestrians

by 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.

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Then and Now: a leading voice in driving forward the road safety agenda in Kyrgyzstan

Then and Now: a leading voice in driving forward the road safety agenda in Kyrgyzstan

by 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.

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UNGRSW action in Kyrgyzstan focuses on increasing seat belt and child restraint use to save lives.

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.

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Effective data analysis seeks to improve child-pedestrian safety in Bishkek

Effective data analysis seeks to improve child-pedestrian safety in Bishkek

by EASST | March 29, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan, News

PA Road Safety Kyrgyzstan highlight the importance of using pedestrian data to analyse black spots and develop plans to improve road crossings for child safety in Bishkek.

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Seat belt campaign launch event reveals low levels of seat belt use in Bishkek

Seat belt campaign launch event reveals low levels of seat belt use in Bishkek

by EASST | March 1, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Kyrgyzstan, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Road Safety Kyrgyzstan launch new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing seat belts and using child car seats in Bishkek.

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PA Road Safety Kyrgyzstan publish their 2018 Annual Report

PA Road Safety Kyrgyzstan publish their 2018 Annual Report

by EASST | February 21, 2019 | Kyrgyzstan, News

EASST partners PA Road Safety have had an extremely busy and successful year promoting road safety in the Kyrgyz Republic. Check out their 2018 Annual Report.

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Kyrgyzstan Road Safety Resources

Disability, Mobility and Road Risk in the Kyrgyz Republic

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

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)