Road Safety in Russia
Our local road safety partner
In Russia our local partners are Road Safety Russia, an NGO working to unite the efforts of Russian ministries and departments, private companies, NGOs, vehicle owners and other stakeholders in order to decrease the number of casualties on Russian roads.
The Russian Federation has been playing a leading role in advancing global action to reduce the numbers of fatalities and injuries on the world’s roads and is at the forefront of the call for renewed commitment to ensure that road safety is part of the international sustainable development agenda. In 2009 Russia hosted the first Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety which launched the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2010-2020 and they have sponsored successive UN General Assembly Resolutions in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2013, in partnership with the Commission for Global Road Safety, Road Safety Russia organised a high level forum in St. Petersburg launching the first UN Global Road Safety week. The forum was attended by leading policymakers and key figures, including Chairman of the Commission for Global Road Safety Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety, General Victor Kiryanov, Deputy Interior Minister of the Russian Federation; Michelle Yeoh, Global Road Safety Ambassador; Etienne Krug, Director of Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization; and FIA President Jean Todt.
Since their establishment in 2007, Road Safety Russia have led numerous social campaigns on issues from drink driving to child car seats. In 2013, they won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for their Buckle Up campaign. The campaign, which focused largely on children’s road safety covered all of Russia’s 83 regions and saw a 50% increase in seat belt wearing rates. They are currently implementing a campaign aimed at reducing the number of crashes and fatalities caused by dangerous driving, particularly overtaking. Find out more about their campaign here.
Russia Road Safety FactsThere are on average 27,025 road fatalities every year. 2.2 – 2.6% of GDP is lost due to road traffic collisions. Fewer than 50% of children use child restraints.
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EASST and Partners attend St Petersburg Forum urging Safe Roads for Allby EASST | May 14, 2013 | Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Russia, Ukraine
A high level Forum was hosted in Russia during the launch of UN Global Road Safety Week, the worldwide campaigning event from 6-12 May 2013 highlighting pedestrian safety.View News