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
Kyrgyz opinion leaders commit to using seat belts and child car seats when traveling by car and encourage others to follow their example in UNGRSW campaign.
PA Road Safety Kyrgyzstan highlight the importance of using pedestrian data to analyse black spots and develop plans to improve road crossings for child safety in Bishkek.
Road Safety Kyrgyzstan launch new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing seat belts and using child car seats in Bishkek.
EASST partners PA Road Safety have had an extremely busy and successful year promoting road safety in the Kyrgyz Republic. Check out their 2018 Annual Report.
We’re delighted to announce that our EASST partners PA Road Safety have been awarded a 2018 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
PA Road Safety host a series of events in Bishkek to reinforce just how important it is to follow the rules of the road as doing so will save lives!