Disability, Mobility and Road Risk

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises “the importance of accessibility to the physical, social, economic and cultural environment, to health and education and to information and communication, in enabling persons with disabilities to fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

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

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

Road Safety An Inherent Right and Equal Opportunity for All People in Belarus

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

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)

 

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An estimated 30% of those injured on the roads remain permanently disabled.

SDG 11.2
“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”

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