Although the number of road traffic crashes has fluctuated over the years in Azerbaijan, the overall trend indicates an increasing number of fatalities. Drivers and passengers of cars represent 68%* of road fatalities, and 80%* of those are male. Inappropriate speed and drink-driving are key contributing factors in the growing number of deaths.

Strict drink-driving laws are in effect and are enforced through random breath testing and police checkpoints, however 31%* of road traffic fatalities are still recorded to involve alcohol recorded to involve alcohol.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities


Capacity building:
Scaling up capacity of Governments, civil society organizations and the Azerbaijan Red Crescent National Society in road safety fundamentals and advocacy for road safety through sub-regional and national workshops.

Knolwedge and practices:
Establishment of online library for public awareness campaigns.

First responders:
Development of the technical guide, in-country trainings on first response in road crashes.

Road policing:
Training of trainers (ToT) road policing training for 15-20 mid-level road police on evidence-based and outcome-focused policing.


TRACECA Road Safety II

The TRACECA Road Safety II project brought together governments and civil society to actively promote the safety and security of road users, the public, property, and the environment within the Europe-Caucasus-Asia region’s transport corridor.

Safe to School – Safe to Home

Safe to School – Safe to Home incorporates assessment of road safety conditions, the installation of appropriate and low-cost local traffic engineering improvements, extensive road safety education for children, parents and the community, together with enhanced enforcement of helmet wearing, parking restrictions and speeding.

Road user groups


With around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, it is unacceptable that some countries still do not have legislation regarding obligatory usage and set safety standards for child restraints.

Risk factors

Member Collaboration

IFRC engagement

Website Carrying out RS activites Interested in expanding RS work
Red Crescent Society of Azerbaijan Yes Yes

National laws

Lead agency: State Road Police

Speed limit law

Motorcycle helmet law

Child restraint law

Drug-driving law

Drink-driving law

Seat-belt law

Mobile phones while driving law

Crash data

Annual road fatalities


Fatalities per 100K pop. per year




Estimated GDP loss

not available

Registered vehicles


Income group


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