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) which includes more than 100 motor clubs and tourist associations around the world. 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.
EASST’s work in Moldova began in 2009 with the launch of a Make Roads Safe Campaign with the ACM, EASST former Chairman Lord Dubs, and senior members of the Moldovan government hosted by the World Bank Country Office. This led to the creation of a new National Road Safety Council chaired by the Prime Minister and involving key ministers and the traffic police, and, later, wholesale reform of road traffic enforcement in the country.
Since its establishment, the ACM and ProtectMD has fought hard to keep road safety in Moldova high on the political agenda. Its main goals include improving the standards of road traffic and road signalling, making the issuance of driving licenses fair and transparent, as well as to taking measures for the improvement of road safety and crash prevention on public roads. In 2008, the number of road fatalities in Moldova was 509 deaths; in 2018, the number dropped to 272, nearly half. This is a great accomplishment for Moldova, and the ACM played a significant role.
Moldova Road Safety FactsThere are on average 437 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
Moldova remembers road crash victimsby EASST | November 22, 2019 | Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
This year, on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Moldova paid tribute to the lives that have been lost this year through planting trees of remembrance across the country and stepping up efforts to improve road safety.View News
FedEx Express Donates Car Seats to Promote Road Safetyby EASST | September 2, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova
As part of the FedEx Cares programme, FedEx donates 100 car seats to EASST partners, reiterates the importance of road safety.View News
Promoting safe transport for children and newborns in Moldovaby EASST | August 19, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova
Our partners join Moldova’s National Breastfeeding March with the aim of meeting parents and carers and promoting another vital issue related to children’s safety: road safety and the safe transportation of children.View News
Then and now: improving police capacity for enforcement saves lives in Moldovaby EASST | July 4, 2019 | Moldova, News, Road Safety Enforcement, 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 Moldova.View News
National Policy Dialogue gives attention to road safetyby EASST | July 4, 2019 | Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
The ACM work with the National Patrolling Inspectorate to organise a National Policy Dialogue to put the spotlight on road safety leadership in Moldova.View News
EASST Road Safety Education Pack gets official launch in Moldovaby EASST | December 19, 2018 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova, News
The launch follows a breakthrough earlier this year when the Education Pack was approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research to be introduced into the National Curriculum.View News
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
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
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
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)