The incidence of road traffic crashes and resulting injuries rapidly increased during the early 2000’s – in fact the number more than doubled in just three years. This brings Kazakhstan’s road deaths to an exceptionally high number at 24.2%* of all deaths.

In recent years, the fatality rate has demonstrated a decline, with road traffic deaths slowly decreasing. Kazakhstan has adopted a range of road safely legislations, such as national speed limits, and drink-driving, motorcycle helmet and seat-belt laws. All practices are moderately to well enforced.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities



Advocacy workshops to build advocacy capacity for road safety.

Capacity building:

Scaling up capacity of Governments, civil society organizations and the Kazakhstan 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


Members Collaboration

IFRC engagement

Website Carrying out RS activites Interested in expanding RS work
Kazakh Red Crescent Yes Yes

National laws

Lead agency: Committee Administrative Pollice of the Interior Ministry

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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