Road Safety in Kyrgyzstan
Our local road safety partners
We support road safety in Kyrgyzstan through our local partners Road Safety NGO. Founded with an EASST grant, Road Safety was the first non-governmental organisation in the Kyrgyz Republic dedicated to promoting road safety and reducing road casualties. Through targeted education and advocacy campaigns Road Safety aims to reduce the toll of road deaths and injuries in Kyrgyzstan, improve road safety governance and public policy, influence road user behaviour, encourage improvements in driver training and promote sustainable mobility.
The road safety situation in the Kyrgyz Republic requires serious attention. Based on the Asian Development Bank formula for costing road casualties, the scale of death and injury on the roads of Kyrgyzstan cost the economy around $250 million in 2011, or 4.3% of GDP. At 2,190 deaths per million vehicles the road safety problem in the Kyrgyz Republic is one of the worst in the world. The primary victims of crashes in the Kyrgyz Republic are pedestrians, who account for 44% of crashes and 34.5% of deaths – among the highest proportions in the UNECE area. The scale of the problem varies by region with particularly high road casualties in Chuy oblast, Issyk-Kul oblast and Talas oblast.
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Kyrgyzstan Road Safety Facts
There are on average 1220 road fatalities every year.
In 2016 125 children were killed on the road.
Road crashes cost the economy approx. $307m annually.
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Kyrgyzstan Road Safety News
Our Pedestrian Safety report earns commitments from both the Prime Minister and Mayor of Bishkek to improve safety at Bishkek’s most dangerous road crossings.
For the first time, pedestrian safety issues and people-centered city design are being raised in Kyrgyzstan.