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 FactsThere 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
Enhancing post-crash response in the EASST regionby 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.View News
Young Generation of Tajikistan focus their 2019 World Day of Remembrance actions on reducing speedby EASST | November 22, 2019 | News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan
Young people in Tajikistan call for drivers to check their speed as they remember those who have died on the roads this year.View News
Supporting peer-led youth road safety initiatives in Tajikistanby EASST | July 15, 2019 | Children's Road Safety, News, Tajikistan
This year the Young Generation of Tajikistan have been involved in an annual contest for Young Road Inspectors encouraging young people to take ownership of road safety initiatives in their schools and communities.View News
International collaboration sees improved capacity for post-crash response in Tajikistanby EASST | July 4, 2019 | Belarus, News, Post-Crash Response, Tajikistan
FIRE AID members send emergency response and road traffic collision equipment to Tajikistan, via Belarus, to further improve capacity for post-crash response.View News
New hospital crossing makes “visible and tangible difference” to road safetyby EASST | May 16, 2019 | News, Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building, Tajikistan
A new road crossing has been unveiled at Istiqlol Hospital in central Dushanbe – making one of the city’s most dangerous ‘black spots’ safer for pedestrians.View News
Improving capacity for emergency road rescue in Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountainsby EASST | April 25, 2019 | News, Post-Crash Response, Tajikistan
Our latest FIRE AID project empowers local fire services and all-female search and rescue teams to improve emergency road rescue in the mountains of Tajikistan.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)