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 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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Moldova Road Safety News
Speed management infrastructure piloted to support new 30km/h speed limit rules around schools in Moldovaby 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.View News
Advancing 30km/h speed limits around school zones – Regional Situation Reportby 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.View News
Infrastructure improvements along Dacia Boulevard aim to reduce speeds and provide safe spaces for pedestriansby 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.View News
Civil society and road safety engagement in the Eastern Partnership Countriesby 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.View News
30km/h school zones made mandatory in new amendments to Moldova’s national Road Traffic Regulationby 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.View News
Upgraded road crossings in Chisinau help people with disabilities feel safer on the roadsby EASST | August 26, 2022 | Moldova, News, Safe and Inclusive Mobility
Three intersections in Chisinau have been upgraded with acoustic travel signals and more to help pedestrians with disabilities feel safer.View News
EASST launches new online Disability Awareness Training course for Public Transport managersby EASST | May 24, 2022 | Azerbaijan, Moldova, News, Safe and Inclusive Mobility
This short online course will help managers understand how to make public transport services more accessible and inclusive of the needs of people with disabilities so they can travel independently and with confidence.View News
Advancing 30km/h School Speed Zones in Armenia, Moldova, and Georgiaby EASST | February 24, 2022 | Armenia, Children's Road Safety, Georgia, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
With the support of the FIA Foundation Advocacy Hub, we have been working with our local partners in Armenia, Moldova, and Georgia towards securing policy change commitments to reduce speed limits to 30 km/h around schools.View News
Travel confident: creating an inclusive public transport environmentby EASST | December 3, 2021 | Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, News, Safe and Inclusive Mobility
EASST partners in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova pilot Disability Awareness Training with public transport managers and drivers.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)