Disability, Mobility and Road Risk
If an individual’s mobility choices are so severely limited that they are unable to participate fully in society or fulfil their own potential, their rights are being denied.
Little statistical data exists, however, on the specific road risks faced by people with disabilities and the impact on their lives.
So, working with our local partners, we are conducting important and much needed survey work of people with disabilities in the EASST region with the aim of raising awareness and better understanding the needs, desires and problems disabled people face as drivers, pedestrians and public transport users and how to address such issues proactively.
Disability, Mobility and Road Risk Resources
Disability and Road Safety in Azerbaijan
This research report by the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan is based on a survey and interviews with disabled people and their carers in Azerbaijan. It aims to analyse the current situation related to accessible mobility in Azerbaijan and present data on the challenges that people with disabilities face while using roads and public transport on a daily basis. (2018)
Disability, Mobility and Road Risk in the Kyrgyz Republic
This report on Disability, Mobility and Road Risk – published by EASST and our local partners, Public Association Road Safety – reveals severe inadequacies in inclusive and accessible public spaces in Bishkek. (2018)
Road Safety – An Inherent Right and Equal Opportunity for All People
Based on a survey of 1000 disabled people and their carers throughout Belarus this report by the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club offers fresh data and insights into the particular needs and problems disabled people in Belarus face as drivers, pedestrians and public transport users. (2017)
Disability, Mobility and Road Risk in Moldova
This report covers the types of issues faced by people with different disabilities as road users in the Republic of Moldova. It is a joint project by the Automobile Club of Moldova and EASST, in collaboration with many organisations of and for people with disabilities in Moldova. (2016)
An estimated 30% of those injured on the roads remain permanently disabled.
“safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons”
Disability, Mobility and Road Risk Project News
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year we’re looking at the impact of our partners’ work on promoting safer roads. Read the story from Belarus.
EASST partners deliver a joint educational programme on road safety for both disabled and non-disabled children in Minsk.
EASST partners the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club (BKA) implement new project on disability and mobility for children using the EASST Road Safety Education Pack.
EASST partners, the National Automobile Touring Club of Azerbaijan launch report on accessible mobility for people with disabilities in Azerbaijan.
EASST partner AMAK tackles pedestrian safety concerns in Azerbaijan with new research report into road safety and pedestrian needs in Baku.