Road Safety in Georgia
Our local road safety partners
We support road safety in Georgia through our local partners, the Partnership for Road Safety, a non-profit organisation that promotes road safety and sustainable urban transport through research, advocacy, educational and awareness raising projects. It was established in 2006 with support of the FIA Foundation, the British Council and local Georgian organisations concerned with the growing number of road traffic crashes and fatalities.
Awareness raising campaigns and targeted stakeholder engagement through multipronged approaches are at the core of their approach. The Partnership has conducted numerous wide-scale projects and campaigns, including providing road safety education to over 100 local schools and offering technical expertise and policy advice to municipalities in the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans to improve public transport, promote walking and cycling, and support mobility of vulnerable populations.
The advocacy work of the Partnership is carried out in close coordination with local organisations active in the field of urban mobility and sustainability, such as the Alliance for Safe Roads, Iare Pehkit, Tbilisi Bicycle Club, Urban Lab and others. Together they co-organise regular civic actions on urban liveability, pedestrian and cyclist safety and engage with national and local level stakeholders, advocating for the necessary legal and administrative adjustments in line with meeting the goals of the transport-related objectives of the EU Association Agreement.
UNECE Road Safety Performance Review: Georgia
This UNECE Road Safety Performance Review was developed with the support of EASST partners Partnership for Road Safety in 2018. It identifies the most critical aspects for the development of the national road safety system of Georgia and offers recommendations for its improvement. It included analyses of: the legal and institutional framework for road safety, the current road safety situation and trends, limitations in capacities, financial and human resources, gaps in the national legal and regulatory framework, compliance of Georgian legislation with international road safety instruments, and coordination among road safety stakeholders. (2018)
Georgia Road Safety Facts
Drivers and/or passengers of HGVs account for 6% all road deaths.
80% drivers and front seat passengers wear seat belts.
There are on average 514 road fatalities every year.
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Georgia Road Safety News
Gela Kvashilava of the Partnership for Road Safety in Georgia and EASST Director Emma MacLennan were among the speakers at the Safer City Street Network’s 4th meeting in London and Manchester, organised by the ITF and POLIS.
EASST and UKRO join forces to undertake a review of Georgia’s immediate post-crash system looking at preventative measures and steps to improve emergency response.
How to improve road safety management, regulation and strategic development was on the agenda in Tbilisi at a regional meeting jointly hosted by the Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development and the UNECE.
The Partnership for Road Safety encourage the growing trend of cycling in Tbilisi with safer infrastructure, awareness raising, and safe cycling training for young people.
Gela Kvashilava calls on the Georgian government to do more to curb the use of diesel-fueled vehicles in Georgia to improve air quality.
Gela Kvahilava calls on Parliament to consider a prohibition on the use asbestos-containing brake pads in Georgia.
The Partnership for Road Safety’s latest project aims to promote safe cycling as a viable means of daily public transport in Tbilisi.