Turkmenistan

Situation

Turkmenistan

Poor highway infrastructure and inadequate driver education and respect for road rules are considered to be contributing factors in the high number of road fatalities per capita in Turkmenistan. Vulnerable road users experience the highest incidence of road traffic crashes and injuries, with pedestrians accounting for 23%* of all fatalities, cyclists 2%* and motorcycle riders a considerable percentage more. Alcohol is reported to be involved in 2%* of all road deaths.

(*WHO 2015)

GRSP activities

Activities

Capacity building:
Scaling up capacity of Governments, civil society organizations and the Turkmenistan 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

Programmes

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

Children:

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.

Pedestrians:

With more than 270 000 pedestrians killed on roads each year, they account to almost a quarter of all road traffic casualties annually. Certain roads, especially in low and middle income countries, completely fail to separate road users from the rest of the road users, which put them in imminent danger.

Risk factors

speed

Members Initiative

IFRC engagement

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

National laws

Lead agency: The Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

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

914*

Fatalities per 100K pop. per year

17.4

Population

5,240,072

Estimated GDP loss

not available

Registered vehicles

847,874

Income group

Upper-middle*

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