Every year more than 27,000* people are killed in road traffic crashes, with drivers and passengers of cars accounting for almost 60%* of all fatalities. Addressing critical risk factors, such as speed and seat-belts has been identified as key to building a strong culture of road safety in Russia. Accordingly, the country has implemented comprehensive national speed limits and seat-belt wearing laws – in 2015 it’s reported that 24% rear seat occupants wear seat-belts, up from only 8%* in 2013*.
Supporting adoption of child restraint policies in line with Eurasian Customs Union technical regulations.
Two grants have been awarded to civil society organizations to support the passage and implementation of evidence-based road safety policies.
The grants programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.
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.
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Lead agency: Road Safety Commission
Speed limit law
Motorcycle helmet law
Child restraint law
Mobile phones while driving law
Annual road fatalities
Fatalities per 100K pop. per year
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