Road Safety in Uzbekistan
Our local road safety partner
We support road safety in Uzbekistan through our local partners the National Federation of Autosport and Karting of Uzbekistan (NAFKU), formerly the National Automobile Club of Uzbekistan (NACU). NAFKU is a member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Their mission is to reduce the risk of road traffic crashes and ensure the safety of vulnerable road users.
Running across Uzbekistan is the Silk Road, a key transit corridor for commercial vehicles travelling between Asia and Europe making work-related road risk a serious concern. As a land-locked country, it is also reliant on these roads as well as rail for most of its trade with neighbouring countries. In recent years, the Silk Road has also become popular with tourists, particularly cyclists. In Uzbekistan our aim is to work with these groups of road users to raise awareness of the risks and, using the Safe System approach, work with local stakeholders to ensure roads and routes across the country are safe for everyone. Uzbekistan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program under which six priority road corridors are being upgraded.
Uzbekistan Road Safety Facts
2.6% of GDP is lost due to road traffic collisions. The maximum urban speed limit is 70km/h. There are on average 3261 road fatalities every year.
National Federation of Autosport and Karting of Uzbekistan (NAFKU).
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Uzbekistan 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
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
Network of Tashkent campaigners and decision makers agree to promote clean, green, and active cities which are safe for pedestrians and cyclistsby EASST | November 25, 2021 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Uzbekistan
To coincide with World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, EASST partners NACU organised a roundtable meeting calling for an integrated approach to addressing road safety in Uzbekistan.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
EASST partner NACU promotes cycling as a viable means of everyday transport in Tashkentby EASST | November 16, 2021 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Uzbekistan
EASST partners, the National Automobile Club of Uzbekistan (NACU) with support of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is working to make cycling a viable means of everyday transport in Tashkent.View News
Joint initiative promotes sustainable transport options to make roads safer in Tashkent, Uzbekistanby EASST | June 24, 2021 | Active Travel and Healthy Streets, News, Uzbekistan
EASST, with the support of the FIA Road Safety Grant Program, is working with its local partners to better understand and overcome barriers to walking and cycling in Tashkent, and to raise awareness of the benefits of switching to these more sustainable modes of transport.View News
Our network expands to 15 countries as we welcome Uzbekistan NGO as a new EASST partnerby EASST | November 5, 2019 | News, Uzbekistan
We are delighted to announce that we are now working in Uzbekistan to improve sustainable mobility and reduce road casualties.View News