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
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
EASST partner AMAK tackles pedestrian safety concerns in Azerbaijan with new research report into road safety and pedestrian needs in Baku.
Since being injured in a road crash Serghey Drozdovskiy has dedicated his life to helping people with disabilities and building a society that is free from barriers.
EASST partner, the Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club (BKA) are promoting road safety and mobility as “an inherent right and equal opportunity for all people in Belarus”.
The Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club (BKA) call for action against the life impacting mobility issues and road risks faced by people with disabilities everyday.