Road Safety in Moldova

Road safety in Moldova

Our local road safety partner


We support road safety in Moldova through the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) and the Protect MD Foundation. The ACM is an NGO created in 1998 with the goal to develop motoring, technical road assistance service and motor tourism. Since 1999, the АСМ has been a member of the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) and Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). In 2011 they founded ProtectMD to promote democratic values and a sense of justice through the information and civil, moral and ethical education of the citizens, promotion and elaboration of the strategies for combating the phenomena that influence the degradation of road safety level in the country.

The Automobile Club of Moldova is the main national promoter of road safety, mobility and automotive development in Moldova. Since 2009 the ACM has been a Member of the National Road Safety Council in Moldova. Together with relevant it contributed to the development of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 and production of a National 5-Year Plan to improve road traffic and implement road safety measures in Moldova.

The ACM is the only NGO that makes direct connection between relevant national and local authorities and society, as well as the international community. Twice awarded with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, the ACM team is qualified in advocacy and the implementation of international projects and initiatives aimed at raising public awareness and promoting sustainable mobility.

Moldova Road Safety Facts

There are on average 278 road fatalities every year.

1.9% of GDP is lost due to road traffic collisions.

12% road deaths in Moldova involve alcohol.

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Moldova Road Safety News

Star Rating for Schools upgrades demonstrate the positive impact of best practice infrastructure in Moldova

Star Rating for Schools upgrades demonstrate the positive impact of best practice infrastructure in Moldova

by EASST | May 20, 2024 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova, News

Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) use Star Ratings for Schools to assess three school zones across the country and implement safety upgrades.

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Work starts on the Eastern Partnership Road Safety Observatory

Work starts on the Eastern Partnership Road Safety Observatory

by EASST | February 29, 2024 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Ukraine

As of February 1, 2024 the Eastern Partnership Regional Road Safety Observatory (EaP RSO) is up and running. Hosted by the Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia, the Technical Secretariat is led by the ISET Policy Institute and EASST, and is located in Tbilisi, Georgia, at the ISET Policy Institute.

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Moldova’s Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

Moldova’s Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

by EASST | February 21, 2024 | Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

This case study report explores how Moldova was able to achieve a steady decline in the number of road traffic crashes and casualties across the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) and (almost) meet the global target of reducing road fatalities by 50%.

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Automobile Club of Moldova wins FIA President’s Award for Road Safety

Automobile Club of Moldova wins FIA President’s Award for Road Safety

by EASST | December 8, 2023 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

EASST partner, the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) received the prestigious FIA President’s Award for Road Safety at the 2023 FIA Annual General Assembly in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Speed management infrastructure piloted to support new 30km/h speed limit rules around schools in Moldova

Speed management infrastructure piloted to support new 30km/h speed limit rules around schools in Moldova

by EASST | July 27, 2023 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova, News

Automobile Club of Moldova are using the Star Rating for Schools App to assess three schools in Moldova and implement low-cost interventions to demonstrate how simple infrastructure upgrades can support 30km/h speed limits.

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Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Report

by EASST | May 15, 2023 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Children's Road Safety, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, News, Tajikistan

The EASST regional Situation Report on advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones in Eastern Europe and Central Asia supports calls to #RethinkMobility for a sustainable transition to safer streets.

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Infrastructure improvements along Dacia Boulevard aim to reduce speeds and provide safe spaces for pedestrians

Infrastructure improvements along Dacia Boulevard aim to reduce speeds and provide safe spaces for pedestrians

by EASST | November 22, 2022 | Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Safe road infrastructure

The latest infrastructure improvements unveiled along Dacia Boulevard in Moldova aim to reduce speeds and provide safe spaces for pedestrians.

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Civil society and road safety engagement in the Eastern Partnership Countries

Civil society and road safety engagement in the Eastern Partnership Countries

by EASST | October 25, 2022 | Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Ukraine

60 civil society organisations join unique event to learn more about positive role they can play in supporting road safety interventions.

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30km/h school zones made mandatory in new amendments to Moldova’s national Road Traffic Regulation

30km/h school zones made mandatory in new amendments to Moldova’s national Road Traffic Regulation

by EASST | October 7, 2022 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova, News

EASST partners, the ACM, celebrate advocacy win as the Cabinet of Ministers of Moldova approve amendments to improve the national Road Traffic Regulations.

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Moldova Road Safety Resources

Guide: building a child restraint donation platform

In 2018 our EASST partners the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) launched web-platform www.baby4baby.org. The platform aims to make life easier and safer for low-income families across the whole country by collecting and delivering free of charge car restraint systems donated by others who no longer need them. They have now produced this guide to help others establish similar initiatives in their countries. (2019)

Disability, Mobility, and Road Risk in Moldova

Disability Mobility and Road Risk Moldova

This report by the Automobile Club of Moldova provides data based on a survey of 100 individuals with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova on types of issues faced by people with different disabilities as road users and offers recommendations to improving mobility and accessibility to policy makers. (2016)

Speed Awareness Course in Moldova

Speed awareness course Moldova

This report covers EASST‘s work with the UK’s National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) to deliver a pilot Speed Awareness Course in Moldova. This was the first time that NDORS has approved delivery of its courses outside the UK. (2016)

Public Attitudes Towards Road Safety, Chisinau and Tiraspol

This report by the Automobile Club of Moldova opens up new links between municipalities, local agencies and civil society networks acting in fighting for road safety and reducing the number of crashes in Moldova. (2012)

Road Safety Enforcement and Traffic Policing in Moldova

Road Safety Enforcement and Traffic Policing in Moldova

This report by the Automobile Club of Moldova is based on the results of a police exchange programme organised between Moldova, Georgia and the UK at the request of the Government of the Republic of Moldova. The report describes the key areas where police reform and support are clearly needed, and to point to issues requiring attention. (2010)

Don’t Drink and Drive!

A video of the Automobile Club of Moldova‘s Don’t Drink and Drive campaign. (2015)

Automobile Club of Moldova: Project Review 2013-2017

This report covers the main activities and achievements of the Automobile Club of Moldova between 2013 and 2017. (2017)

Automobile Club of Moldova: Project Review 2010-2011

This report covers the main activities and achievements of the Automobile Club of Moldova between 2010 and 2011. (2011)

Moldova’s Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020: A case study on cutting road fatalities

This case study report explores how Moldova was able to achieve a steady decline in the number of road traffic crashes and casualties across the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) and (almost) meet the global target of reducing road fatalities by 50%. (2023)