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) 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. 

Read more about how Moldova achieved this here. 

Moldova Road Safety Facts

There 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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Automobile Club of Moldova

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Moldova Road Safety News

Vulnerable road users prioritised as Chisinau’s Dacia Street is transformed

Vulnerable road users prioritised as Chisinau’s Dacia Street is transformed

by EASST | August 7, 2020 | Disability, Mobility and Road Risk, Moldova, News, Sustainable Mobility

Safety and accessibility improvements set to transform one of Chisinau’s most dangerous roads.

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Children with disabilities in Moldova receive donated car seats

Children with disabilities in Moldova receive donated car seats

by EASST | July 9, 2020 | Children's Road Safety, Moldova, News

The Automobile Club of Moldova, in partnership with the National Inspectorate of Public Security and the Tony Hawks Centre, donate child car seats to families of children with disabilities.

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Enhancing post-crash response in the EASST region

Enhancing post-crash response in the EASST region

by EASST | February 20, 2020 | Moldova, News, Post-Crash Response, Tajikistan, Ukraine

This week, EASST Director, Emma MacLennan will be speaking on Enhancing post-crash response at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. In recognition of this fact we’ve produced a special blog on our work in this area.

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New police actions for tackling drink-driving and speeding in Moldova

New police actions for tackling drink-driving and speeding in Moldova

by EASST | January 20, 2020 | Moldova, News, Road Safety Enforcement, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building

Moldovan authorities and national stakeholders meet to develop actions to prevent the number of road crashes in the country.

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Moldova remembers road crash victims

Moldova remembers road crash victims

by 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.

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FedEx Express Donates Car Seats to Promote Road Safety

FedEx Express Donates Car Seats to Promote Road Safety

by 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.

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Promoting safe transport for children and newborns in Moldova

Promoting safe transport for children and newborns in Moldova

by 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.

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Then and now: improving police capacity for enforcement saves lives in Moldova

Then and now: improving police capacity for enforcement saves lives in Moldova

by 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.

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National Policy Dialogue gives attention to road safety

National Policy Dialogue gives attention to road safety

by 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.

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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)