Road Safety in Tajikistan
Our local road safety partner
We support road safety in Tajikistan through our local partners the Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT), a youth-led NGO based in Dushanbe aimed at increasing young people’s participation in social development and poverty reduction.
In Tajikistan, where more than 70 per cent of the country’s eight million inhabitants are aged under 30, road traffic collisions are having a profound effect on its younger generations as every fourth person injured on the road in Tajikistan is a child or teenager under the age of 16.
With the support of EASST, since 2014 the YGT have been implementing road safety projects in Tajikistan with the aim of reducing the number of child injuries and fatalities. They have delivered road safety education to hundreds of school children in Dushanbe and developed an innovative ‘Youth Road Inspectors’ programme – training young people as road safety ambassadors to train and support to their peers – as well as implementing a ground-breaking seat belt campaign, which saw increases in wearing rates and identified many more areas to be worked on.
Since 2016, with the support of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the Safer Roads Foundation, EASST and the YGT have also been working to improve road infrastructure and engineering practices to ensure roads are safer for everyone. In 2019, a new traffic signalled crossing was installed outside Istiqlol Hospital in Dushanbe, making access to the hospital safe for its 4000 daily visitors. As part of the project, around 200 high-visibility pedestrian road signs have also been installed across the city at high-risk road crossings, including near schools.
Tajikistan Road Safety Facts
There are on average 1543 road fatalities every year. Fewer than 1 in 8 car occupants wear seat belts. Around 20% of those injured on the roads are children.
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Tajikistan Road Safety News
EASST partners in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan call for safer cycling infrastructure and awareness on World Bicycle Dayby EASST | June 29, 2023 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
On 3rd June EASST partners in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan marked World Bicycle Day with fresh calls for safer cycling infrastructure and awareness.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
Young Generation of Tajikistan are addressing children’s road safety as an urgent priorityby EASST | January 31, 2023 | Children's Road Safety, News, Tajikistan
We have been working with schools around the capital Dushanbe to lower speeds and improve infrastructure to make journeys to school safer for close to 10,000 children.View News
EASST Director Emma MacLennan talks on mobility and women’s access to opportunity in remote and rural areas at the International Transport Forum Summit 2022by EASST | May 25, 2022 | News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Safe and Inclusive Mobility, Tajikistan
Emma was invited by the ITF to present at this year’s Summit in Leipzig on how assess mobility choices for women in rural Tajikistan impacts on economic opportunity.View News
What do young people in Central Asia think about active travel and what barriers are preventing them making walking and cycling a viable means of everyday transport?by EASST | April 29, 2022 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
With the support of the FIA Road Safety Grants Programme, EASST has been working with local partners in Central Asia to better understand the barriers that currently prevent people from walking and cycling in their countries – with a focus on young people.View News
Young Generation of Tajikistan and students at the University of Arkansas collaborate to set out their vision for sustainable urban mobility in Dushanbeby EASST | January 26, 2022 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Tajikistan
With the support of Dr Carl Smith and students at the University of Arkansas YGT have been using art to engage with young people and identify opportunities for local action to promote active travel in Dushanbe.View News
EASST network of NGOs mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victimsby EASST | November 23, 2021 | Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Each year, our EASST partners pull out all the stops to make this an important day for victims and their families. This year was no different.View News
Newly renovated underpass in Dushanbe helps vulnerable road users to avoid dangerous road crossingby EASST | June 23, 2021 | News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan
With the support of EASST, Young Generation of Tajikistan, and the Safer Roads Foundation, Dushanbe municipal authorities have completely renovated this underpass near to the Zoo in Dushanbe.View News
EASST and EBRD launch Toolkit to enhance effectiveness of post-crash emergency response in low and middle income countriesby EASST | May 6, 2021 | News, Post-Crash Response, Tajikistan
New training toolkit with resources to enhance the effectiveness of post-crash emergency medical and rescue operations launched.View News
Tajikistan Road Safety Resources
Istiqlol Hospital road crossing, Dushanbe
Local testimony captured by the Young Generation of Tajikistan on the difference the new crossing at Istiqlol Hostpital in the centre of Dushanbe is having on local people. The crossing was installed through a collaboration between the Safer Roads Foundation, EBRD, EASST, Young Generation of Tajikistan and Dushanbe City Traffic Police. (2019)
Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit
This Post-crash Emergency Response Toolkit was produced with funding support from UK Aid through the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF). It was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of its work on improving post-crash emergency care. (2021)