Road Safety Enforcement
In 2010 a series of exchange visits were organised between specialists on road policing from Moldova, the UK and the Republic of Georgia, which resulted in significant reforms to improve road safety enforcement in Moldova and limit corruption and petty bribes.
Now, EASST’s Serghei Diaconu from Moldova meets regularly with local road police and other ‘blue light’ services across the region to share their experiences and advise on issues such as drink driving and seat belt enforcement, speed and traffic management, and effective emergency response.
Speed Awareness and Driver Rectification
With the support of the UK’s National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), EASST has conducted a pilot programme to test whether similar courses would assist law enforcement in Moldova, where driver attitudes, circumstances and the road climate are very different. This was the first time that NDORS has approved delivery of its courses outside the UK.
In Azerbaijan 15% crashes are a result of traffic violations or drink-driving.
People not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.
A 5% cut in speed can result in a 30% reduction in fatal crashes.
Road Safety Enforcement News
Last year we received charitable funding from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), to deliver three diverse initiatives via our NGO partners in Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan.
Moldovan authorities and national stakeholders meet to develop actions to prevent the number of road crashes in the country.
Our summer campaign with PA Road Safety Kyrgyzstan and the EBRD sees 160% increase in seat belt wearing rates in the back seats of cars from baseline.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year we’re looking at the impact of our partners’ work on promoting safer roads. Read the story from Moldova.
Last week we launched a major new project in the Western Kazakhstan Region which aims to address all aspects of road safety management.
Huseyn Abdullayev from the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan talks about the need to make local streets safer and reduce road casualties in Baku.
EASST partner Poghos Shahinyan works with the Armenian Road Police to develop practical solutions to reducing road death and injury in Yerevan.
Road Safety Enforcement Resources
Speed Awareness Course in Moldova
This report covers EASST‘s work with the UK’s National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) to deliver a pilot Speed Awareness Course in Moldova. This was the first time that NDORS has approved delivery of its courses outside the UK. (2016)
Road Safety Enforcement and Traffic Policing in Moldova
This report by the Automobile Club of Moldova is based on the results of a police exchange programme organised between Moldova, Georgia and the UK at the request of the Government of the Republic of Moldova. The report describes the key areas where police reform and support are clearly needed, and to point to issues requiring attention. (2010)
Road Safety Audit
CAREC Road Safety Engineering Manual 1. This manual serves as a practical point of reference for the road safety audit process in CAREC countries. (2018)