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 policing 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
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.
EASST partner Chinara Kasmambetova writes about the road safety challenges in Kyrgyzstan when it comes to speeding and calls on drivers to #slowdown
EASST partners launch new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing seat belts and the benefits of eco-driving in Tajikistan.